Liverpool signed Luis Diaz from Porto to bolster their attacking options on the penultimate matchday of the January transfer window.
The 25-year-old Colombia international is yet to secure a British work permit to complete the transfer which will see Porto receive 45 million euros ($50 million) and potentially 15 million euros more in the coming years. come depending on Diaz’s success with Liverpool. .
Diaz is a skillful and exciting winger who has played for Porto since July 2019. He was tied with Argentina’s Lionel Messi as the Copa America’s top scorer last season. Colombia face Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.
Liverpool are next in action in Sunday’s FA Cup against Cardiff. The team are second in the Premier League, nine points behind Manchester City with a game less than the champions.
NEWCASTLE SIGNS GUIMARAES New Saudi-owned Newcastle have taken a major step by signing Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimarães from French club Lyon for 50.1 million euros ($55.8 million) and 20% of any value future sale.
Lyon announced the transfer fee on their website and Newcastle tweeted that they had signed a 4½ year contract. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund bought Newcastle in October and the Premier League club tweeted ‘Bruno is a Geordie’. The club also showed a photo of him signing his contract.
Newcastle are battling relegation to the Premier League with just two wins this season and sit in 18th place. Guimarães, 24, has three international caps for Brazil and has played well for Lyon this season. Guimarães was not the first choice last season after joining Athletico Paranaense two years ago for 20 million euros ($22.3 million).
Last year, he helped Brazil win Olympic gold at the Tokyo Games. In total, he scored three goals in 71 games for Lyon.
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