“He’s a good player” – Liverpool forward Diogo Jota praised Man United top summer target

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota praised Darwin Nunez

Liverpool forward Diogo Jota has hailed Manchester United transfer target and Benfica striker Darwin Nunez as a ‘good player’

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is keen on signing the 22-year-old striker after he scored 34 goals across all competitions last season, including six in the Champions League

Darwin Nunez scored in each leg of Benfica’s Champions League quarter-final clash against Liverpool

However, who are also interested in signing the striker.

Speaking while on international duty for Portugal, Jota said: “I don’t know, I’m focused on the national team

“The market will move, I have no idea what the signings could be.

“I had the opportunity to play against him and he’s a good player, but I can’t say anything else at the moment.”

Liverpool is close to the signing of Benfica forward Darwin Nunez, reports claim, with the deal ‘practically sealed’.

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Nunez has emerged as the Reds’ main transfer target as the club looks to the future with Sadio Mane seeking an exit,

However, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino will both become free agents next summer.

The 22-year-old striker is one of Europe’s hottest new talents after a scintillating season that saw him smash in 34 goals in 41 games for the Portuguese outfit

And the Merseyside outfit has become convinced he is the man to bring fresh impetus to their forward line

Sportsmail revealed this week that Jurgen Klopp’s side had opened talks with Benfica to bring the player to Anfield amid interest from Manchester United and Atletico Madrid in an £85million move that would break their transfer record.

And now Portuguese outlet A Bola claims the switch is more or less a done deal, saying it is ‘practically sealed’ – with Liverpool paying £68m initially, with the fee potentially rising to £85m with add-ons.

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