Liverpool star “willing to wait” to secure move from Anfield to European giants

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Liverpool winger Luis Diaz is reportedly “willing to wait” to secure his move to Barcelona, and the La Liga giants have “already moved” for the Colombian.

The 27-year-old joined the Reds back in January 2022, resurrecting a season that was threatening to peter out, with Jurgen Klopp’s side looking tired.

Instead, Diaz’s arrival coincided with Liverpool finding some superb form, eventually coming within touching distance of clinching an unprecedented quadruple, winning the FA Cup and EFL Cup in the process.

The Colombia international has continued to be an impressive performer for Liverpool, even if his finishing has been called into question, but he has been linked with a move to Barcelona numerous times recently.

It is a rumour that is refusing to go away and a new update from Mundo Deportivo [via Sport Witness] claims that Diaz is “willing to wait” to complete his move to the Catalan giants, with his switch there hinging on Raphinha’s future there.

The update claims that the Liverpool star “dreams” of playing for the La Liga side, as is often the case with South American footballers, with legendary players shining there throughout history, from Ronaldo to Lionel Messi.

Our thoughts on Diaz’s Liverpool future…

There does appear to be a certain inevitability about Diaz eventually playing for Barca, assuming he remains at a high level as a player, but it would still arguably be a surprise if he left Liverpool this summer.

He appears to be content as a Reds player at the moment, and has only been at the club for two-and-a-half years, recently discussing the current situation and saying:

“I am very happy there in Liverpool, it is a great team and club. I always wanted to play there, so I am very happy and calm. I’m not thinking about anything else, I’m thinking about the Colombian national team, which is where we are.”

Should that suddenly change, it is essential that Liverpool ensure that Barca break the bank for Diaz, allowing them to replace him with a similarly gifted player.

He could be improved upon, in truth, having never quite reached the heights of Sadio Mane out on the left wing – 24 goals in 98 appearances for the Reds isn’t the most relentless of returns in the final third – and he needs to find another gear if he is to become a genuine Anfield icon over time.

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