Liverpool set to hijack Tottenham’s move for Porto star
For Tottenham and head coach Antonio Conte, the transfer window has been anything but easy so far. In the negotiations for desired Wolves player Adama Traoré, FC Barcelona, who now have the best chances, recently interfered, while in the race to sign Luis Díaz from Porto, Liverpool now seem to be in the pole position.
According to Sky Sports, the Reds are considering making an offer for Díaz as early as January due to the concrete negotiations between Spurs and Portugal’s league leaders, and The Athleticeven goes a step further: according to football journalist David Ornstein, Jürgen Klopp’s team is well on its way to securing Díaz’s services for €60 million plus possible bonus payments. This package could make the winger the third most expensive signing in Liverpool’s history.
Colombian sports journalist Pipe Sierra reports a transfer fee of €45 million plus €15 million in add-ons and that Díaz hopes to sign with the Merseyside club in a timely manner. Former club Junior FC, which he left for Porto for a fee of €7.2 million in 2019, would have a €9 million stake in the potential deal.