‘Deal with Liverpool one of the biggest’ – Reds plotting €80m deal for potentially world-class attacker

Liverpool are reportedly inching closer to the signing of Luis Diaz with multiple journalists reporting on their interest in the Colombian.

Multiple journalists report on Liverpool’s interest in €80million

Liverpool inching closer to Diaz move but no offer yet  – €80m exit clause

Carlos Aleman reports: “Luis Díaz’s deal with Liverpool is undoubtedly one of the biggest hires in Colombian football.”

By and large, this claim seems to be somewhat premature as Pipe Sierra reports that “at the moment”, there “is nothing advanced between Liverpool and Porto for Diaz”.

Luis Diaz

He adds that “Diaz would love to play in the Premier League” and that “the Reds are the most interested team but there is no offer yet”. 

The Colombian forward has an €80million (£66.8m) release clause in his contract but Sierra says his sale “could be negotiated for less” which is good news because I doubt that FSG would be happy to pay that much for the 24-year-old.

Perfect signing for Liverpool and Klopp apart from the price

Porto will understand that they are in a very strong position regarding Diaz but they must surely realize that Liverpool and other clubs aren’t going to spend €80m (£66.8m) on the Colombian.

He’s an entertaining player and I think Klopp could turn him into an extremely effective attacker but it’s highly unlikely that Liverpool will pay the amount they are reportedly asking for.

Liverpool fans will have had a close look at Diaz in the Champions League this season but the Reds have been fantastic in Europe this season and were able to keep him and his Porto teammates under lock and key.

While it would be great to see the 24-year-old attacker move to Anfield this month, if the Reds were really looking to bring someone in this month, surely they would have had the groundwork for a deal established already?

Luis Diaz

FSG aren’t the sort of owners to sanction panic buys in the market and even last season when the club was decimated by centre-back injuries, they only sanctioned a move for Championship defender Ben Davies and a loan for soon-to-be relegated defender Ozan Kabak.

Hopefully, Liverpool can make some additions to their squad this winter because without any new signings, it will be difficult for Jurgen Klopp to cope with injuries, suspension, COVID-19 cases and AFCON.

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


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