After a steady progression with Juniors and Porto, Colombian international Luis Diaz joined Liverpool in the winter of 2022 after a competitive battle with Tottenham Hotspur and other clubs. He immediately fit in with the team after his move, and has made the leap to one of the front three.
He plays mainly on the left wing, and his sharp dribbling and deft stepping play against defenders, contributing goals and assists. He has 15 goals and 9 assists in 61 games for Anfield, and he needs to improve his decision-making ability in order to score more goals in games.
The 26-year-old winger, who has also made 43 appearances for the Colombian national team, has received a lot of attention from Spain.
According to Cristian Martín, an Argentine journalist, Liverpool is waiting for an offer in a player trade and would prefer Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
“I wanted to tell you that Liverpool are expecting, at some point, an offer from Barcelona for Luis Diaz,”
“They tell me that, at the time, Barcelona went all out” to hire him when he was at Porto. However, they didn’t give them the numbers at that time.”
“At Liverpool, they tell me: ‘At some point, we are waiting for the offer.’ At Liverpool, they hope that Barcelona will offer them a player. Frenkie de Jong would be the one. De Jong would go to Liverpool and that, if the numbers give, Luis would agree to go to Barcelona.”Fútbol Total programme
Liverpool does not seem willing to let go of their main forward, and this report lacks credibility.
As a native Spanish speaker, it would not be surprising if Barcelona or Real Madrid were interested, as it would not be strange for the player to dream of playing in La Liga.
However, with a contract that runs through 2027, a large transfer fee would be required to acquire the player. Barcelona would also not release a key player, and would prefer to enjoy the gossip.