Official: Liverpool confirm signing of Luis Diaz from Porto
Liverpool have officially agreed their first signing of the 2022 January transfer window.
The Reds confirmed the announcement in a statement on Sunday afternoon, but did not specify the length of contract Diaz was signed to:
“The 25-year-old has signed a long-term contract with the Reds after passing a medical and finalising personal terms,” Liverpool wrote.
“Diaz will arrive on Merseyside once he has completed international duty with Colombia, who face Argentina in a World Cup qualifier in Cordoba on Tuesday evening.”
We have completed the signing of Luis Diaz from FC Porto, subject to the successful granting of a work permit and international clearance ✍️😄 #VamosLuis
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 30, 2022
How much have Liverpool paid for Luis Diaz?
In terms of a potential fee, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano provided some details on this earlier on Sunday.
Romano claims that Liverpool will pay €40m upfront for Diaz, plus €20m in add-ons.
Diaz is also said to have signed a contract until 2027 with the Merseysiders:
Here’s new Liverpool signing Luís Diaz after completing first part of medical in Argentina, ready to pen his contract until June 2027. 🔴🇨🇴 #LFC
Agreement reached between clubs for €40m guaranteed fee upfront plus €20m add ons. Paperworks to be completed soon.
Here-we-go 🤝 pic.twitter.com/kzMnvhUmdi
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 30, 2022
Who is Luis Diaz?
Luis Diaz joined in FC Porto in 2019. During his time in Portugal, Diaz went on to make 125 appearances for Porto, in which he has managed to score 41 goals and provide 19 assists.
Diaz is naturally a left-sided player who either lines out as a left-winger in a 4-3-3 or as a left-sided midfielder in a 4-4-2.
He has also made 31 appearances for the Colombian national team, for who he has scored seven times.