Aiming to strengthen their midfielders, Liverpool looked not only to Europe, but also to South America for scouting. Eventually, four players were added to the squad at the transfer market deadline, including Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo, and Ryan Gravenberch.
In addition to the players who joined, a wide variety of midfielders were reported as candidates, and Liverpool was interested in a number of players in their early 20s with high potential, including Khéphren Thuram, Manu Koné, and Gabri Veiga.
Although his name was not even mentioned at the time, 20-year-old Uruguayan midfielder Fabricio Diaz, who decided to move to Qatar this summer, was one of the targets, and along with Chelsea and Brentford, he had held discussions with his club, Liverpool FC, 90min reported.
Liverpool, in search of a defensive midfielder at the end of the transfer deadline, also made moves for Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia, and it is not surprising that they are checking on the young midfielder, who emerged in Uruguay.
In addition to the three teams mentioned above, other European soccer teams were also interested in him, and it was possible that he would be the subject of a battle between Barcelona, Brighton, Atalanta, Lille, Marseille, Sevilla, Union Berlin.
But the 20-year-old midfielder made a surprising choice. He could have played in Europe, but decided to join Al-Gharafa. His decision came as a shock, as did that of Gabri Veiga, the Spanish U-21 midfielder who decided to move to Saudi Arabia.
The Middle Eastern football league is expected to continue to grow and develop, and the league will continue to invest a lot of money to acquire a variety of players.