The Benfica star is enjoying a breakout season and is ready to step up as two of his country’s greatest ever strikers near the end of their careers
It is a date that has haunted Uruguay for years. For the last decade Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani have ruled the roost in the Celeste attack, taking the nation to three consecutive World Cup knockout rounds as well as victory in the 2011 Copa America.
The duo, who were born within three weeks of each other in the city of Salto, are, however, nearing the end, turning 34 at the start of 2021. They may have just enough in the tank to take Uruguay to the World Cup in Qatar in 2022, but time is running out for a possible heir to stake his claim up front.
Fortunately for Uruguay, that successor may now be arriving. Darwin Nunez caught the headlines with a fantastic strike in last week’s World Cup qualifier against Colombia and now looks like a serious alternative to the Atletico Madrid and Manchester United superstars.