Joan Laporta admits Barcelona were interested in signing Liverpool star

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed that the club was interested in signing Luis Diaz at the start of the year and even spoke to the player’s agent about a potential transfer from Porto.

But ongoing financial problems and the fact that Liverpool were already at an advanced stage negotiating a deal saw them miss out on the Colombian winger.

Diaz had made his name in Europe during two and a half years at Porto and was in the form of his life midway through the 2021/22 campaign after 16 goals in 28 games in all competitions.

Liverpool moved quickly, also beating Manchester United to…


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