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Luis Diaz was Barcelona’s target, how Liverpool won his signature from other suitors

By Charles Cornwall

Luis Diaz was Barcelona’s target, how Liverpool won his signature from other suitors

Reports suggest that FC Barcelona could not sign the Colombian even though he was a priority.

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Luis Diaz was a sensation in his fantastic landing in the Premier League, in a Liverpool that understood his game and his influence like nobody else and that took advantage of it to win two of the four trophies they fought for until the end of last season.

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It was reported in several occasions that Diaz was followed by the Liverpool offices and Jürgen Klopp for some time and that it was a very tempting offer from Tottenham, for about 40 million euros, which precipitated his signing in January’s winter market, rather than in the summer window, usually when the big acquisitions are made to start off with a pre-season, as it happened recently with Darwin Núñez.

But what has just been confirmed is that the English rival was not the only one stalking the pride of ‘La Guajira’. FC Barcelona interest was real and they had pursued Diaz heavily, even reaching an agreement with the player.

This was assured by journalist Gerard Romero, who said that the player's representatives already had an agreement on his joining the Catalan club, but that it was financial fair play that ruined the negotiation with Porto.

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According to the source, Barça had an agreement closed with Vlahović and Luís Díaz, but because of financial fair play and the 3x1 rule they could not sign them.

Who would have said that Vlahovic went to Juventus and Diaz would be Liverpool's key signing in the winter, while FC Barcelona is about to spend 130 million euros on summer signings, now that they enjoy some economic freedom.

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