It appears as though Leeds United could stand to benefit from Liverpool signing Luis Diaz.
101 have already covered reports on Friday which suggest Liverpool are closing in on a move for FC Porto winger, Luis Diaz.
It has since been reported that Liverpool have pencilled in a medical for the Colombian this weekend:
Liverpool have pencilled in a medical for Luis Diaz in Argentina this weekend. A club delegation is en route.
Colombia will travel to Argentina tonight after their game with Peru in Barranquilla. #LFC
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) January 28, 2022
So, with Liverpool looking set to sign Diaz, they now have something of a surplus of attackers.
Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah are Jurgen Klopp’s traditional front-three, whilst Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota, Divock Origi, Takumi Minamino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all capable of playing across the front line.
As a result, Liverpool could potentially look to move on one or more of these players, with Minamino the man seemingly receiving the most attention right now.
It is claimed that AS Monaco are interested in the Japanese star, btu Leeds are also looking at him:
Monaco are interested in Liverpool attacker Takumi Minamino, according to Sky Sports.
Leeds also looking at the Japan international.
— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) January 28, 2022
Leeds need to strengthen up front
It is not stated if a move for Minamino would be a loan or a permanent deal, but Leeds could still do with the fresh legs up top either way.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have seriously struggled for goals this term, and though not a natural striker, Minamino could provide some support for Patrick Bamford, who has had persistent injury woes this campaign.
Minamino, for his part, has scored six and assisted one in 18 across 2021/22 so far.