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Barcelona chief Jordi watched Benfica striker Darwin Nunez

Barcelona are watching Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.

Sport says Nunez has been added to the list of forwards Barcelona are following ahead of the summer.

The Uruguayan striker is well-liked by the club, who know his situation perfectly, although Benfica's asking price makes any operation considered a risk right now.

The Portuguese club, who signed the forward for 20 million euros in 2020, want around €80m. Barca chief Jordi Cruyff watched him in Benfica's win over Ajax on Wednesday, when he scored the goal to take the Portuguese side into the quarterfinal of the Champions League.

Barça's interest in Darwin is not new. In fact, previous sporting director Ramon Planes was close to pulling off a deal in 2020. At that point, he proposed to Almeria that Barça would buy a percentage of the player's rights and leave him on loan at the Andalusian club.

The player was keen but then Benfica appeared with a huge offer and took the Uruguayan away from Barcelona. He has scored 19 goals in 22 games this season and has done well in the Champions League.


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