West Ham United are pushing for a stunning deadline day after agreeing a fee for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.
That’s according to Sky Sports, who claim the two clubs have reached an agreement over the Uruguay forward’s fee.
Unfortunately for West Ham, it is claimed there are logistical issues which could prevent Nunez from moving to east London.
Nunez is on international duty with Uruguay and is expected to play against Venezuela on Tuesday.
Taking the time to finalize a transfer won’t be easy, although Liverpool managed to sort out Luis Diaz’s move while he was with Colombia.
Liverpool have had the whole weekend to deal with this issue, while West Ham have just a few hours to try to sign Nunez.
The Daily Mail note that Nunez is valued at around £45million, meaning it would be a huge catch for West Ham if they could pull it off.
This report adds that Tottenham Hotspur like Nunez and have shown an interest in recent months, so West Ham will be wary of hijacking attempts.
Nunez, 22, has been in sensational form for Benfica this season. In 16 league games, Nunez has collected 15 goals and two assists.
Add three goals in six Champions League games and Nunez becomes a complete striker with Benfica.
Tall, fast, strong and with an advantage over his game, Nunez even played both wide and in the middle, showing his versatility.
Nunez looks set to be a star for years to come, and his own agent has even compared him to compatriot Edinson Cavani.
This is all very exciting for West Ham fans, and David Moyes will be praying that the Hammers can somehow close this deal on deadline day.
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