The Reds opened for Luis Diaz It's over, it's official - Luis Diaz is Liverpool's new footballer and the third highest-paid footballer this winter! After Dusan Vlahovic, whose transfer was officially registered at 81,600,000 euros and who will probably remain unrivaled, and Ferran Torres, whose transfer from Manchester City to Barcelona is worth 55,000,000 euros, Liverpool "stretched" for Diaz's transfer from Porto so that he could potentially skip the Spaniard and stand behind the Serbian goal scorer.
Namely, Liverpool paid Porto a fixed part in the amount of 45,000,000 euros, while another 15,000,000 European banknotes should arrive through bonuses in the future. Luis Diaz had a release clause in the amount of 80,000,000 euros, but the great desire of the Colombian offensive player to play at Anfield was decisive.
Tottenham scratched at the door of Porto for a long time with the intention of buying Diaz, they offered almost similar conditions, but that request was quickly rejected. When Liverpool intervened and offered only five million more, it became clear that Tottenham had no chance ...
The left-wing offensive player has not yet reached his new destination. They are from Liverpool to Argentina, where medical examinations were performed, since Diaz and the Colombian national team are qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar.
In the meantime, his photo with the jersey was even leaked, and soon after, the Reds officially confirmed the transfer Although it was not revealed on the club's website for how many years the contract was signed, British journalists quickly received information that they are working on cooperation until June 2027!
As for the salary, the only sources say that he will earn 3,500,000 euros a year, others that he agreed on a salary of 4,000,000 euros with an additional 1,500,000 in bonuses.
Luis Diaz and Takumi Minamino
The arrival of Luis Diaz could also mean that Takumi Minamino is raising the anchor, and Leeds has already shown interest in his services.
They allegedly prepared an offer of 24,000,000 euros. The transfer of Diaz was agreed with Porto by Julian Ward, the future sports director of the club. He will play the role of assistant to the current director Michael Edwards until the summer, who will leave after the end of the season.
Ward thus finished a great job and announced that he was ready to succeed Edwards, he managed to lower the price from 80,000,000 euros as much as Porto originally asked for. Luis Diaz could be a great reinforcement for Liverpool!