DARWIN NUNEZ has been told NOT to pursue a transfer to Manchester United and to instead join Liverpool by former Kop star Jose Enrique.
New United boss Erik ten Hag wants to bring the 22-year-old striker to Old Trafford to spearhead his rebuild of the United squad.
Enrique appeared in the Liverpool vs Man United legends match on May 21Getty
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However, Enrique – who appeared in the Man Utd vs Liverpool legends game – declared Nunez should snub a move to Manchester in favour of joining up with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Enrique took to his Instagram story to highlight an article which suggested Nunez was set to move to United, giving a passionate answer to the reports.
He said: “I hope this is not true and he comes to us instead.
“We should go for him, a top player who can become world class under Klopp if we sell Sadio Mane.”
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Nunez scored 34 goals in 41 games in all competitions this season, marking him out as one of European football’s deadliest marksmen.
The Uruguayan even scored in both legs of Benfica’s Champions League quarter-final against finalists Liverpool.
Enrique, who appeared 99 times for Liverpool between 2011 and 2016, appears to trust in Nunez’s potential and thinks he would be a great fit for Liverpool.
Liverpool is set to see their infamous front three break up this summer, with Mane linked with a switch to Bayern Munich as he has just one year left on his deal.
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Likewise, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino could join him and cult hero Divock Origi in going through the exit door this summer, as they both also have just one year left on their deals.
The Reds brought in Luis Diaz in January and have agreed to sign Fabio Carvalho from Fulham as well, meaning they are already transitioning into a new-look attack.
However, Nunez reportedly has a £60million price tag on his head from Benfica, meaning he would not be a cheap acquisition.