Among the many stories we’ve been covering on the future of Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, last week we saw an update on how much Newcastle United would like to pay for the player.
It was claimed by O Jogo and Jornal de Notícias that the Magpies can offer €50m for the transfer, and it was not very clear if that’d be enough for the Eagles to sit and negotiate for the move.
Now as newspaper Correio da Manhã features a very short story on Newcastle’s interest in Nunez, including the claims from the English press, they bring some of their own information in the case.
According to their sources, Benfica will only negotiate the player’s sale for over €60m.
Nunez is protected by a release clause worth €150m, so Benfica know how protected they are in case they just don’t want to let their star go.
Nunez already has 19 goals for the Eagles this season, and the Lisbon side certainly know they can make a bigger auction for his transfer in the summer.
That’s likely when Newcastle, should they stay in the Premier League, will get more serious about this possibility.