Joan Laporta claims Barcelona wanted to sign Luis Diaz

Barcelona wanted to sign Luis Diaz before Liverpool.

The Reds signed the former Porto winger in the January 2022 transfer window in a deal worth €45 million.

Barcelona couldn’t have signed the Colombian winger due to their financial issues.

Diaz has proven to be a massive hit for Liverpool since his arrival in January this year.

The 25-year-old is currently sidelined with a knee injury but he is expected to travel to Dubai with the Liverpool squad next month.

“At that time, we had just arrived at the club but Liverpool beat us to it,” Laporta said.

“There was a time when we were considering his incorporation but we still had an economic situation that we had to resolve, to reverse and they beat us to it.

“He’s a great player and he belongs to Liverpool and I won’t talk about this anymore but yes, I admit it, in the past, when he went from Porto to Liverpool, we had a conversation with his representative but Liverpool already had it very advanced.”


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