Here is the list of Liverpool’s most expensive signings in history as the Reds close in on another landmark transfer deal.
It’s official, Liverpool have sealed an agreement with Benfica to sign Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez.
Benfica announced the sale on Monday. The Portuguese club will receive an initial €75 million from Liverpool this summer, and then a potential €25 million in add-ons. This could bring the transfer fee up to €100 million.
If that’s the case, it would smash the €84.65 million club-record fee that Liverpool forked out to sign Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in January 2018.
Top 10 Liverpool record signings
Using figures in euros from Transfermarkt, below are the 10 most expensive signings Liverpool have made up to June 13, 2022.
|1.||Virgil van Dijk||Jan. 1, 2018||Southampton||€86.65m|
|2.||Darwin Nunez||June 12, 2022*||Benfica||€75m|
|3.||Alisson Becker||July 19, 2018||AS Roma||€62.50m|
|4.||Naby Keita||July 1, 2018||RB Leipzig||€60m|
|5.||Luis Diaz||Jan. 30, 2022||FC Porto||€47m|
|6.||Christian Benteke||July 22, 2015||Aston Villa||€46.5m|
|7.||Fabinho||July 1, 2018||AS Monaco||€45m|
|8.||Diogo Jota||Sep. 19, 2020||Wolves||€44.7m|
|9.||Mohamed Salah||July 1, 2017||AS Roma||€42m|
|10.||Sadio Mane||July 1, 2016||Southampton||€41.2m|
* Transfer not yet completed.
Which players have the Reds signed this summer?
Should everything go according to plan, Nunez will become Liverpool’s second signing of the summer of 2022.
Jurgen Klopp’s side previously signed Fabio Carvalho from Fulham in a €5.9 million deal. They may pay a further €3.2 million in add-ons. The deal includes a 20% sell-on clause.
Mohamed Salah has also confirmed he plans to stay at Anfield for at least one more season, while James Milner has signed a one-year contract extension.
Seven players, including striker Divock Origi and goalkeeper Loris Karius, will leave the club as free agents at the end of their contracts this summer.