Swedish AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is more prevalent than ever despite his 39 years of age. In any case, the Italian team is closely following in the footsteps of promising youngsters who could be future replacements for ‘Ibra’. The name that sounds strongly is that of Darwin Núñez, a 21 years old Uruguayan striker who is currently a leading figure for the Portuguese Benfica and a jewel of the Uruguay National Team.
Portuguese media assure that Milan would approach a short-term offer to take the young striker emerged from Peñarol of Uruguay. ‘Record’, the Portuguese media outlet, released the information about the Italian team's poll for Darwin Núñez, who has 12 goals and 8 assists in 34 games with Benfica of Portugal. The same newspaper indicated that the Portuguese team would ask at least 50 million euros for the jewel. Real Madrid also showed interest in this talented forward.
Darwin Núñez began his footballing career in Peñarol, Uruguay, where he scored 4 goals in 22 games. After outstanding performances, the Almería of Spain paid 6 million dollars for his pass, keeping 20% of his record the 'Carbonero' team. In the Spanish team he made 16 goals and 3 assists in 32 games, which attracted the attention of great Europeans. In September 2020, Núñez went to Benfica for the sum of 24 million euros, the most expensive signing in the history of Portuguese football and the best sale of Almería.
In addition, the player born in Artigas has two goals in four official matches with the Uruguay National Team, where he was also international in the U-20 and Pan-American championships. Darwin's outstanding performances led Uruguayan figures like Diego Forlan to praise him: “He is a young player and has a great future. He is in a great club in Europe, such as Benfica, and I see him very well. If he continues with these numbers and this performance, he can make the leap to a great club from another championship ”.
The possibility that a compatriot of him will arrive to Europe
For its part, Uruguayan jewelry appears with intensity in the European market. In addition to the possible passage of Darwin Núñez to Milan to rejuvenate his lead, various media assure that FC Barcelona is in the footsteps of Nicolás Siri, a young of 16 years old jewel, who stands out in the First Division of Uruguay with the colors of the Danube. Siri scored four goals in two official games, which attracted the attention of a great from Europe for his conditions. Could he replace nothing more and nothing else than Zlatan Ibrahimovic?