Laporta admits to Barcelona's transfer loss on Luis Diaz
Diaz joined Liverpool from Porto last January in a deal worth around €45 million as he fast-tracked his career in Anfield scoring 10 goals in 38 matches so far for the Reds. Barcelona president admits the former Porto winger was among Barca transfer targets.
The 25-year-old Diaz joinedLiverpool
from Porto last January in a deal worth around €45 million. He has scored 10 goals in 38 matches so far for the Reds. Diaz won the FA Cup and EFL Cup with Liverpool last season. After the departure of Sadio Mane, now Luis Diaz has become the partner ofMohamed Salah
in the attack line of the Merseysiders
revealed during a charity event for ACNUR in Colombia near a year ago thatLuis Diaz
appeared as a transfer target for Barcelona. He said:
“At that time, we had just landed at the club but Liverpool beat us to it. There was a moment when we were considering his signing but we were still dealing with an economic situation that we had to solve, to reverse and they got ahead of us.”
“He’s a great player and he belongs to Liverpool and I won’t talk about this anymore but yes, I admit it, in the past, when he went from Porto to Liverpool, we had a conversation with his representative, but Liverpool already had it very advanced.”
Barcelona ended up signing Leeds United'sRaphinha
for a reported €58m last summer.
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