“45 million euros is a bargain”– Former Porto defender reacts to Luis Diaz’s proposed move to Liverpool
Former FC Porto defender Eurico Gomes has shared what he thinks about Liverpool’s reported signing of Luis Diaz.
Liverpool are reportedly edging closer to signing Diaz from Porto for a whopping sum of €45m, plus €15m in add-ons. The forward is set to undergo a medical in Argentina this weekend before putting pen to paper on a long-term contract with the Reds.
Liverpool have also penciled in a medical for Luis Diaz in Argentina this weekend. A club delegation is en route.
Expressing his thoughts on the move, Gomes has insisted that the deal is not a good one for the Portuguese giants. The 66-year-old believes signing the Colombian for an initial sum of €45m is a bargain for Liverpool.
He told Portuguese radio station Renascenca:”I don’t agree that it’s a good deal [for Porto]. FC Porto do not live with financial abundance.
“But Luis Díaz being sold for 45 million euros is a bargain for those who buy him. And I don’t know if it will be enough to safeguard the club’s accounts.”
Diaz has scored 16 goals and provided six assists from 28 appearances across all competitions for Porto so far this season. The 25-year-old has a contract with the Primeira Liga giants until 2024 but appears to be on his way to Anfield.
The fact that the forward is currently on international duty with Colombia could prove to be a small challenge for the Reds, who are facing a race against time to acquire his services.
Liverpool have reportedly sent a team to South America to complete medical and other formalities of the deal.