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Real Madrid Among Clubs Hoping To Land This Gifted Forward: What Will He Add To Ancelotti’s Team?

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In a recent report, Fichajes claimed that Real Madrid are among clubs hoping to land Benfica forward Darwin Nunez. It has been mentioned that Los Blancos could face competition in the form of Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus in the race to sign the talented attacker.

Nunez’s Solid Goal-Scoring Record At The Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica

Nunez has made an impressive start to this campaign after producing a handful of productive displays as the focal point of Benfica’s attack. The 22-year-old has banged in eight goals and grabbed two assists in 13 matches for the Portuguese giants this season across all competitions.

The Artigas-born sensation has proven himself to be a valuable contributor based on his average of 2.1 shots, 0.7 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per game in the Liga Bwin and the UEFA Champions League. However, he needs to take care of the ball a bit better when linking up play with his teammates in the final third as he has made only 66.8% in both those competitions (stats via whoscored).

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LISBON, PORTUGAL – SEPTEMBER 29: Darwin Nunez of SL Benfica celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between SL Benfica and FC Barcelona at Estadio da Luz on September 29, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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What Will Nunez Add To Real Madrid Boss Carlo Ancelotti’s Team?

Nunez is a quick and agile forward who can complete some intelligent dribbles in the opposition half. He excels at generating a yard of space for himself to get a few shots in on-target. More importantly, the Uruguayan forward is a decent finisher in front of the opponent’s goal but needs to be more accurate when passing the ball in the attacking end of the pitch.

A striker of Nunez’s skillset and potential will be an exciting addition to Los Blancos‘ squad as he will offer some decent cover for Karim Benzema. He could also be an upgrade over Luka Jovic, who has struggled to prove his worth at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium thus far.

Nunez will undeniably increase competition for places within Carlo Ancelotti‘s match-day squad. We can expect him to add some quality and depth to Madrid’s attacking department. Thus, Ancelotti should try everything in his power to recruit the six-time Uruguay international in January or at the end of this season.

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