Maldini believes €40m-rated striker can take AC Milan to next level

AC Milan are seriously interested in Benfica striker Darwin Nunez. The Uruguayan star is rated at least €40 million by the Portuguese club.

As reported by, AC Milan scouts where at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on Wednesday evening. The Rossoneri scouts watched closely Benfica star Darwin Nunez in the Champions League match against Barcelona and the Uruguayan didn’t disappoint scoring a brace.

Portuguese newspaper Record (via confirms that AC Milan are seriously interested in Darwin Nunez and what they saw against Barcelona was more than pleasing. The 22-year-old centre forward has been a transfer target of the Rossoneri ever since he joined Benfica last year.

Nunez is often considered to be the heir of Edinson Cavani for their similar style of play. The Uruguay international is a powerful striker, tall, quick and recognized for his positional intelligence.

Nunez was purchased by Benfica in for 24 million euros from Almeria becoming the most expensive signing in the history of the Portuguese giants. According to Record today’s market value of Nunez is at least 40 million euros. A high figure but Rossoneri director Paolo Maldini believes that Nunez is a player that can take AC Milan to the next level and regularly compete for silverware.

Record adds that AC Milan are not the only Italian club interested in Nunez with Inter also very attentive on the 22-year-old. However, AC Milan have a clear plan on rejuvenating the attack. With Ibrahimovic and Giroud over 35, the Rossoneri are already planning for next season.

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