An exciting transfer update has emerged at Tottenham Hotspur this week…
According to Sky Sports reporter Paul Gilmour, the north London outfit have opened talks with FC Porto over a move for their star winger Luis Diaz, who is valued in the region of €60m (£50m).
“Tottenham and Porto in talks over Luis Diaz. Sources in Portugal have told us Spurs willing to pay €45m plus €10m in add ons. Porto holding out for €60m,” he tweeted.
The highly-rated 25-year-old has also been linked with Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester United in the past.
What an incredible signing and statement of intent this would be from the Lilywhites.
Diaz is one of the hottest talents in Europe right now and it’s easy to see why from just looking at his goal record – as per Transfermarkt, he has found the net 16 times from 24 appearances across the Primeira Liga and the Champions League, all from left-midfield.
The 31-time Colombian international would be a solid addition under a manager like Antonio Conte, who is desperate for quality additions this month and whilst a new winger wasn’t on his priority list, the Italian coach should not turn his nose up at a talent like Diaz.
During the summer, he finished alongside Lionel Messi as the joint-top goalscorer at the Copa America, whilst the 5 foot 10 dynamo’s ability was summed up perfectly by Portuguese football expert Marino Peixoto after he bagged an absolute screamer against Marcus Edwards’ Vitoria Guimaraes.
“The rate at which Luís Diaz is churning out otherworldly performances coupled with his ability to score screamers like this on a consistent basis is genuinely frightening. Only a matter of time before somebody pays an astronomical fee for him,” he claimed.
Elsewhere, presenter Manas Singh described Diaz as a “livewire” in the final third, only bolstering the hype around his potential signature.
The £36m-rated sensation is also said to be hugely keen on a move to England, where he can perhaps best showcase his skills and show of his undoubted talent, if not at least test himself amongst the very best.
Therefore, Spurs should make sure it’s them who secures the Porto star as they will not want to line up against him, having held talks over signing him this month.
If the Lilywhites can secure him, then you’d imagine Conte would be a very happy man as he’ll be getting a top-quality addition to his struggling, lacklustre squad.
With less than a week to go, if Spurs can pull this over the line, it would be a real statement indeed.