English Premier League Giants Liverpool Complete Signing of Impressive FC Porto Winger for Initial £37.5M

English Premier League Giants Liverpool Complete Signing of Impressive FC Porto Winger for Initial £37.5M

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
  • Luis Diaz has officially joined English Premier League giants Liverpool as the Colombian star signs a five-year deal with the Reds
  • Portuguese club FC Porto had rejected a £38million bid for the player, but they have accepted £37.5million from rivals Liverpool
  • The fee for Diaz could rise to as much as £49m if potential add-ons are triggered during his time at Anfield

Premier League side Liverpool have completed the signing of Colombian winger Luis Diaz from Portuguese side FC Porto according to reports by BBC Sport.

It was gathered that the deal is worth an initial £37.5mwith a further 15m euros (£12.5m) in potential bonuses as he signed the dotted lines with the Reds until 2027.

Diaz had been on the radar of other top clubs including Tottenham as Spurs earlier saw their bid of around £38m rejected.

Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz joins Liverpool on a 5-year deal. Photo: Diogo Cardoso
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Having joined Jurgen Klopp’s side, Diaz said:

"I'm very happy to sign for Liverpool.”

When is Diaz expected at Anfield?

However, he will need a work permit as he is expected to arrive in the UK until the latter part of next week, the earliest.

He has scored 14 goals and provided five assists in 18 league appearances this season for Porto, who are top of Portugal's Primeira Liga, Sky Sports reports.

Diaz was Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp's main target for the summer transfer window when the asking price would have been closer to £50m but the Reds changed their stance when it became clear the winger could move elsewhere if they did not act.

Juventus plot move for Chelsea midfielder

Meanwhile, Juventus have enquired about the availability of Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho, as the former Italian champions are seeking to boost the quality of their midfield.

According to a report via Sports Bible, Juventus have now made contact with the player’s representatives to see if the Euro 2020 winner can be prized away from Stamford Bridge.

This will be the second time the Old Lady have made a move to sign Jorginho as they were previously interested in his services when former Blues boss Mauricio Sarri was in charge of Juventus.

Dembele on the radar of Chelsea

Sports Brief earlier reported that Barcelona outcast Ousmane Dembele has courted interest from Premier League giants Man United and Chelsea who reportedly want to sign him before the transfer deadline.

Barca have already made it clear they want to offload the 24-year-old as the deadline for the winter transfer window draws nigh.

He failed to reach an agreement with the La Liga giants over a new contract plunging his future at the Camp Nou into uncertainty.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.