Exciting image of Luis Diaz circulates supposedly conducting his medical as €60m move enters advanced stages

Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Luis Diaz from Porto late in the January window as the Reds stole in front of Spurs to agree a €60m deal with the Portuguese outfit.

It has been a whirlwind few days for the Anfield faithful as we’ve gone from believing that Diaz might be slipping away after reports first indicated that Spurs might be beginning to take the initiative in the transfer race for the Colombian.

Tottenham, according to Pedro Sepulveda, submitted an ‘official proposal’ worth €45m (£37.6m) to sign Diaz but then on Wednesday, several Portuguese outlets reported that the Porto star wanted to wait for Liverpool.

Luis Diaz

From there, things progressed very rapidly as Pipe Sierra first broke the news that the Reds had a ‘great offer’ for Diaz.

Then, all the most reliable local journalists reported that Diaz would be a Liverpool player soon and that the club was working hard to complete a deal before the end of the window.

Neil Jones reported: “Liverpool have pencilled in a medical for Luis Diaz in Argentina this weekend. A club delegation is en route.

Luis Diaz

“Colombia will travel to Argentina tonight after their game with Peru in Barranquilla.”

That medical has yet to take place and so the below image that you have seen floating around on social media isn’t a recent image.

It’s not fake but it’s not a Liverpool medical photograph. It’s a photo of Luis Diaz taken 8 months ago on a football show called Mi Seleccion Colombia.

The move is in its advanced stages now and the Reds will pay €45 million (£37.5 million) fee and a further €15 million to follow in add-ons, according to James Pearce and the Athletic.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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