‘Liverpool beat us to it’ – Laporta says Barca needed Luis Diaz
The ahead joined the Reds from Porto
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has revealed that the membership needed to purchase Luis Diaz earlier than he signed for Liverpool.
The Reds landed the ahead in January 2022 for a reported price of €45 million, with an extra €15m in add-ons.
Laporta says Barcelona have been additionally eager however missed out due to their monetary points.
“At that time, we had just arrived at the club but Liverpool beat us to it,” he stated.
“There was a time once we have been contemplating his incorporation however we nonetheless had an financial state of affairs that we needed to resolve, to reverse they usually beat us to it.
“He’s a great player and he belongs to Liverpool and I won’t talk about this anymore but yes, I admit it, in the past, when he went from Porto to Liverpool, we had a conversation with his representative but Liverpool already had it very advanced.”
Source | Mundo Deportivo
Barcelona have been nonetheless energetic within the January window, signing Ferran Torres from Manchester City for a price of €55m in addition to bringing in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Adama Traore and Dani Alves on free transfers.