West Ham United might have signed Darwin Nunez from Benfica in January if they’d elevated their bid by £8.5m, in accordance with Fabrizio Romano.

The Hammers made a transfer to herald a striker throughout the winter window with Uruguayan international Nunez mooted as a high goal, however they’d a bid rejected in direction of the top of the window.

Now Nunez is anticipated to be one of the wished forwards in Europe this summer time, however dependable journalist Romano instructed the Wondergoal podcast that if the David Moyes had upped his bid by £8.5m they might have gotten a deal finished.

“I’m actually curious to see what occurs with Darwin Nunez as a result of I see him leaving Benfica this summer time. I’m certain,” he stated.

“It would depend upon the value as a result of, for instance, in January on deadline day, West Ham made a proposal of €45 million and it was turned down as a result of Benfica wished €55 million.

“Now I believe with €55 million, you might be completely not shopping for him. So, what is required is round €75-80 million for Darwin Nunez, to open negotiations with Benfica.

“He has a brand new agent that’s actually near Jorge Mendes so it’s gonna change the way forward for the participant.

“So, all the things is completely open however I’m certain Darwin will likely be prepared to go away Benfica in the summertime and make a giant transfer in the summertime.

“He’s essentially the most attention-grabbing one (within the striker domino). It’s a actually, actually open scenario.”


The Hammers went in large with a bid throughout the window and plenty of questioned why they left it so late to make that transfer after a window that was open for a month.

However because the window closed and a deal didn’t materialise, Nunez has gone from power to power and is now seen as one of many hottest properties on the continent which has seen his value rise exponentially.

The likes of Manchester United and Arsenal have been linked with main strikes and seeing the Irons win the race for his signature would definitely be an unimaginable coup, however they might have had it finished already.

These further objectives and further menace might have been the distinction within the Europa League chase or the push for Champions League soccer within the Premier League.

Now they’ll doubtless have to observe him go elsewhere, once they might have simply coughed up a bit of additional money as a substitute.

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