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Sheffield Utd, Southampton scouts proved right as Benfica coach tips Darwin Nunez to be €120M-plus sale

Benfica management are excited about the early impact of Darwen Nunez.

Indeed, coach Jorge Jesus reckons the striker could be a bigger talent than former attacker Joao Felix, who left for Atletico Madrid a year ago for €120m.

Southampton failed with a bid for the former Almeria striker earlier this year, while Brighton and Sheffield United were also.

Jorge Jesus declared: "We got him. We must not forget that he is a child, he is 21 years old, there is a lot about the game that he does not yet know. He will learn with me and Benfica.

"All this decision-making ability, finishing and speed...

"He was Benfica's most expensive signing, and when there is no pandemic he will be the most expensive sale. He will be a world-class player."

Benfica coughed up €24m to bring Nunez to Portugal for the new season.

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