In the midst of its country tour, Luis Diaz has changed the employer. After two and a half years at FC Porto, the 25-year-old wing sprayer closes to the FC Liverpool, which has presented to Ibrahima Konaté (22, RB Leipzig) in the summer the only second new arrival of the season.
According to reports, the Reds as for Konaté pay basic decals of 40 million euros, which, however, will increase by another 20 million euros at Luis Diaz via bonus payments. According to club information from Sunday, Luis Diaz has signed a “long-term” contract and received the jersey number 23. He will go to Colombia’s World Cup qualifier against Argentina on Tuesday Gen England.
After “hard” negotiations: Klopp is looking forward to Luis Diaz
“I was always a supporter of committing players only in January, if you would get them in the summer too. And that’s perfect at Luis,” says coach Jürgen Klopp on the club website. “He’s an outstanding player we’ve been on the screen for a long time.” He has “physical and mental” all the prerequisites to enforce the LFC and the Premier League, Klopp, who described the responsible persons of the FC Porto – a “first-class club” – as a “hard negotiator”.
For Porto, the 31-color national player in 125 competitors met 41 times, of which 14 times in 18 league games in the current season. In the Champions League group stage, he achieved two hits – but not against the Reds, which Porto underlay twice (1: 5/0: 2). “When we played against Luis, we have seen how dangerous and fast he is and how he helped his team with his mentality,” remembers Klopp.
Liverpool, which in the race for Luis Diaz outlines at least the Tottenham Hotspur, works with the transfer on the gentle upheaval in the offensive. Roberto Firmino has already exceeded the 30-year border, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané are on the beginning of the new season. Most recently Diogo Jota (25), newcomer had already developed a regular place in the summer of 2020.