Porto sold Luis Diaz to Liverpool in January but the Portuguese club had to pay an installment to the Colombian’s former club and FIFA was made aware of this
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Luis Diaz is embroiled in a FIFA complaint following his departure from Porto in January
The Colombian joined Liverpool after the Reds beat Tottenham to his signature. Diaz had made quite an impression in Portugal, where he spent three years. Porto have long savored the fruits of the South American market, adding the current Reds star from Barranquilla FC back in 2019.
When they signed him, it was said that Barranquilla FC was entitled to retain 20 percent of his economic rights. That allowed them to part of his next transfer fee – but that has yet to be paid following Diaz’s £40million move to Anfield. As a result, a complaint has been filed with FIFA as the club are demanding an outstanding payment of £7.7million, according to reports from Colombia.
Liverpool were eyeing a summer move for the 25-year-old but were forced to act faster than planned when Tottenham looked to steal a march in January. The north Londoners were reluctant when it came to the deal that would see the player move to Merseyside.
Diaz has proved a huge success since moving to the Premier League. He has scored six goals in 22 games for Liverpool as they chased the quadruple, including a much-needed equalizer in the draw against Tottenham last time out. The winger has wormed his way right into the club’s attacking line.
He’s garnered huge praise in just a few months and looks set to be a permanent fixture in Jurgen Klopp’s squad going forward. The German recently told Sky Sports: “There’s a reason you sign a player. The reason is the quality he has. The reason is the way he plays the game. It was really something with Luis special.” When we saw him we knew he would fit in straight away, that’s usually very difficult, but because he didn’t have to change we have a really confident boy here.
“He was in a really good moment with Porto, playing well for Colombia and so he came here full of confidence. But we tried to make sure he didn’t lose that because of the playbook like we tell him he has.” to do this, and he must do this. We want it to be natural.
Diaz’s team-mates were equally impressed by Andy Robertson, who said last week: “He was special. We tried to help him as much as possible. We know how difficult it is to get in in January and we’ve been trying to bring it up to speed. He’s a special, special player and his talent and will to win are a perfect match for us.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/liverpool-star-luis-diaz-heart-26908840 Liverpool star Luis Diaz at center of filing FIFA complaint in £7.7m transfer dispute