West Ham were close to sign Luis Diaz - Moyes
The English manager claimed that they were close to signing the former Porto midfielder.
boss David Moyes has confirmed that they had advanced talks withLuis Diaz
The Portuguese winger left for Anfield in January for 60 million euros, and although the Reds were reluctant to sign him, Moyes claimed that the Hammers were favorite to sign him.
The English manager said:
“I spoke to Luis Diaz on the phone and we were quite far down the line. My understanding was Liverpool were not going to come in for him until the summer. So we tried to get him in January.
“I don’t know if us trying to get him in January affected Liverpool’s decision, but he’s a really good player and we didn’t get him.”
The 25-year-old star made his debut against Leicester City, playing 90 minutes, and the Reds won 2-0 at the end. Klopp praised the former Porto star after the game. He said:
"When we saw him play for Porto we thought that is exactly what we want him to do as well. On top of that, he looks a really smart football player. He looks like a Liverpool player,"
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