Darwin Nunez market value rockets amid Liverpool uncertainty after £85m transfer

Darwin Nunez
Darwin Nunez's market value has rocketed -Credit:Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Darwin Nunez's market value has rocketed ahead of the summer transfer window. The 24-year-old striker has been heavily linked with an exit from Liverpool following a difficult end to the season.

Nunez, who sees his contract at Anfield expire in 2028, featured 36 times in the Premier League last term, netting 11 goals and setting up eight. Despite ending the campaign with a respectable return in front of goal, the Uruguay international failed to score in each of his final eight games.

It wasn't the only time Nunez endured a barren run either; during the festive period, he went another eight matches without finding the net. The frontman can not be solely blamed for Liverpool's fall off in the title race, but his finishing certainly cost Jurgen Klopp's side at times during the season.

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Despite this, Nunez's market value has rocketed, according to Transfermarkt. The Uruguayan was priced at €65m (£55.3m) in December 2023 before soaring to €70m (£60.6m) in March 2024 following a rich vein of form and the CIES Football Observatory value him at a whopping €100m (£85m).

Nunez marked his first Premier League appearance of the New Year with two goals against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium. He then scored three more and provided an assist in his next five outings for Liverpool in the English top flight.

The Reds ace managed just one more in early April before beginning his barren run. Nevertheless, Nunez has remains an expensive asset for Liverpool ahead of the summer transfer window and, if Arne Slot wishes to cash in, the Reds could secure a healthy windfall.

Speaking to Por la Jersey, as quoted by ESPN, the striker responded to his critics. He said: "From the moment you start playing and until you retire, there will always be someone who will criticise you. I avoid reading those comments.

"Before, I did look them a lot and it affected me. Whoever says that those negative comments do not affect them is lying, those negative comments that are directed towards you will always affect you."

Nunez added: "They tell me everything, but I ignore those comments because they are of no use to me. I never look at the negative comments on social media, at least now I'm not looking at anything, not even the good stuff. If a game goes badly for me, I rely on my family.

"When things go badly for me, I get hot, but I try to laugh with my family and not show my son the anger I have, what happened in the game is already there, it's already happened, and there is always revenge."