As Liverpool’s reported chase for FC Porto star Luis Diaz continues, it’s now reports from the player’s home country that back up the pursuit from the Reds.
But good things take time. Sometimes, for the simple fact of thinking with the heart and not the head, one ends up getting into a hole. For Luis Díaz, for the moment, that does not worry him. He is calm and with his mind set on that of the last game of the year, when this December 30 he will face Benfica again, for matchday 16 of the Primeira Liga. A commitment that may sound like ‘revenge’, after the dance that Porto beat his next rival in the Taça de Portugal.
But, while that comes, Díaz also ‘plays’ another game off the court. And he has to do with a future move to Liverpool of Jürgen Klopp, that has been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, and that will be much weaker with the participation of several of its key players in the African Cup of Nations. At least two of its stars, such as Salah and Mané, will be in the selection event.
According to information compiled by the British media Express, the arrival of ‘Lucho’ in the January window seems to be further away than ever. And all because of the astronomical figure that the Dragons are asking for its jewel (£67m release clause).
“Liverpool will be forced to pay around £ 67m to sign Luis Diaz in the next January transfer window, according to reports. The Reds have shown their willing to take over the 24-year-old, who has been become one of the most interesting talents in Europe in the last 12 months. However, his transfer would be easier to negotiate in the summer, as Porto would be willing to accept a lower fee of around 42 million pounds”, the press points out.
Journalist Pipe Sierra writes on Twitter that Jurgen Klopp’s side are ‘very interested’ in the winger, and want to sign him ‘as soon as possible’. As he claims Liverpool ‘are not the only interested club’, and when asked about the competition by his followers, he says that Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Everton have also asked about the player’s situation.
After all, Díaz will be the last to make that life-changing decision.
Luis Diaz has 14 goals and five assists in 24 appearances this season, and had already drawn Premier League attention in the summer, when he was one of the top scorers at the Copa America.