Luis Diaz to Liverpool- Latest News, January Transfer Window 2022
Ever since Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane departed for the Africa Cup of Nations, speculation has been rife about potential replacements Liverpool might sign during the winter transfer window. To see if they will indeed go for a young Colombian from Portugal, we at Alley Sport bring you the Luis Diaz to Liverpool latest news and rumours concerning the January transfer window 2022.
Who is Liverpool target Luis Diaz?
Luis Diaz is a Colombian winger who plays for Portuguese club FC Porto in the Primera Liga. The 24 year old has impressed this season with 12 goals and four assists in 15 games so far in Portugal. The Colombia international finished joint-top scorer alongside Argentina’s Lionel Messi at last summer’s Copa America and reportedly has an €80m release clause in his contract.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has previously said that the club won’t be active this January, however injuries and a COVID-19 outbreak have left the club short of options and they are considering dipping into their transfer funds to help. The Colombian winger has since emerged as a potential target for the Reds who are in dire need of reinforcements to their squad.
Luis Diaz to Liverpool- The Latest on the Story
Over the past few weeks, Liverpool have been tipped to sign FC Porto’s Colombian winger Luis Diaz in the winter transfer window. Multiple sources from Portugal and South America have claimed that the Reds are in talks with Porto to discuss a potential move. However, English and European journalists have strongly denied these claims, stating that Liverpool are watching the Colombian but no contact has been made so far by the Merseysiders.
These rumours correlate with talks about Divock Origi potentially leaving Anfield this winter. If these are indeed true, then Liverpool will surely have to dip into the market this January as they have already lost Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for a few months due to the AFCON. Getting in a replacement at the earliest will definitely go a long way in showing that Liverpool are not messing about and are still serious about challenging for the title this season.
Luis Diaz to Liverpool- Will the move happen?
Despite local journalists in Liverpool and other parts of England denying any talks between Liverpool and Porto, Colombian outlets are still adamant that the deal will go through in this window itself. El Pais of Cali, a Colombian media channel via Hugo Zoff, are the most recent to claim that the Reds are close to signing Luis Diaz. The report states that Jurgen Klopp and co are closing in on a €60million deal with Porto for the winger who turns 25 this year.
In a recent turn of events, a report has emerged suggesting that the Portuguese club has received one formal offer and surprisingly, it was not from Liverpool. As reported by Sport Witness and tweeted by GoalPoint, outlet SIC claim that the offer was received from Tottenham Hotspur and turned down by the Primeira League club. If the Portuguese giants did indeed refuse an offer of 60M € from Spurs, the Reds are likely to have to pay more if they want to secure the services of the Colombian this January.
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