In the past few weeks, we’ve seen Liverpool being named as the club who are most interested in the signing of Porto winger Luis Diaz, with the Dragons’ recent visit to Anfield in the Champions League helping that get extra attention.
Now we shouldn’t forget that back in the summer, there was another club in the vicinity who were keen on signing the 24-year-old, as Everton were said to be in talks for the transfer.
Today, newspaper Record brings a story about Diaz’s performance against Liverpool, and amid the rumours of his move to Jurgen Klopp’s side, they recall the Toffees’ efforts to buy him.
The outlet claims that Everton’s offer was ‘far from the amount demanded by Porto’, even though the reports from that time made it sound like the deal was possible.
Record now points out that Diaz is protected by a release clause worth €80m, and with Porto not willing to sell him in January, it’s very likely they’ll demand that much to let him go now.
Back in the summer, there were indeed claims of a €30m offer from Everton at a time when Diaz had already been Copa America’s top scorer at the time, and the Dragons knew the talent they had on their hands.
Now the winger has 11 goals and two assists this season, scoring twice against Milan, and Porto know they can make a lot more with his sale, with the player now comfortably out of the Toffees’ price range, with Marcel Brands having to currently navigate treacherous FFP waters.