'Portuguese sources have told us': Sky Sports reporter shares Luis Diaz transfer update live on air
Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are just two of the clubs reportedly hoping to sign Luis Diaz.
On Tuesday, Sky Sports reported that Spurs have opened talks with Porto over the Reds-linked Colombian.
A fortnight ago, A Bola claimed that the Anfield outfit was in discussions to sign Diaz.
As well as Tottenham and Liverpool, the likes of Manchester United and Newcastle United are also reportedly eyeing the winger.
Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol, speaking on The Transfer Show, has provided an update on the Diaz speculation.
He spoke of Tottenham and Liverpool eyeing Diaz, as well as how much Spurs have offered Porto for his services.
Solhekol also said a number of other teams – including the Red Devils – had scouts at his last game.
“Spurs are in talks to sign Luis Diaz from Porto,” he said (25/1/22, 19:40).
“Portuguese sources have told us that Spurs are willing to pay €45m for him, plus €10m in add-ons.
“Porto I think want about €60m, so the two clubs are not that far apart.
“Diaz is a Colombian winger. He’s got two-and-a-half years left on his contract.
“Liverpool were interested in signing him. Lots of clubs have been watching him.
“At Porto’s game this weekend, there were scouts from Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund.”
Spurs, Liverpool, Old Trafford and PIF vying for player soon to be “in the orbit of the best clubs”?
Diaz has made a name for himself as one of the hottest talents in Europe over the past 12 months.
The 25-year-old has an impressive 16 goals and six assists from 28 club appearances in all competitions this term.
Last season, he produced 11 goals and six assists in all competitions for the Portuguese giants.
Diaz then excelled for Colombia at last summer’s Copa America.
He ended the competition with four goals, the joint-top scorer alongside Argentina’s Lionel Messi.
In November last year, Barcelona and Argentina legend Javier Saviola spoke highly of Diaz.
He said (as quoted by O Jogo): “When I saw Luis Díaz I was amazed and the evolution he had is important.
“He is a distinguished player with impressive technique and also has a goal (threat).
“It is lucky for Colombia to have Luis Diaz. He will certainly give a lot to Colombian football.
“It will be necessary to prepare him and be patient.
“Surely in the coming years he will be in the orbit of the best clubs in the world.”
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