Darwin Nunez’s name may not be widely known, but the Benfica striker leads Europe’s scoring charts for players under 23 years.
Nunez has scored 28 goals in 35 games this season, while the prolific Erling Haaland has scored 23 and Dusan Vlahovic 25.
With his scoring ability, Nunez has drawn the attention of several European clubs, especially from the Premier League.
Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, and West Ham are some clubs that have shown interest in the player.
And as European football journalist Andy Brassell reveals in an interview with talkSPORT, Nunez would be very interested in moving to the Premier.
“Darwin Nunez has already been pretty closely inclined to the Premier League a couple of times,” he said.
“The first time, before he joined Benfica, was when he was leaving Almeria.
“And Benfica decided they wanted him so badly that they paid a lot more than they intended to pay in the first place, over €20million.
“But he’s proved absolutely worth it, I think when they bought him they did have in mind they would sell him to a Premier League club at some point, and he’s got all the attributes that make you think he would end up in England at some point.
“He’s strong, he’s physical, can hold the ball up, he’s a great finisher of course, but he can also run the channels as well.
“He’s just a bull of a centre-forward, he occupies defenders and not just one defender, but central defenders so well.
“Despite everything that’s been going on around him, change of coach, he’s been keeping his head down and been brilliant.
“He is so physical, he puts so much into the game that there will be miles on the clock at some point.
“That hasn’t put Premier League clubs off as far as I’m aware.
“West Ham were very interested in signing him, but wouldn’t go up to the €60m that Benfica wanted in winter.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up there at some point.”