Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs interested in Copa America star Luis Diaz, who currently plies his trade at FC Porto.
According to CM Journal, Luis Diaz has become a hot prospect in the European market following his impressive performances in Copa America. The FC Porto attacker is already being courted by Inter Milan, but they face stiff competition from Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur, while AC Milan and AS Roma are keen as well.
However, Inter have shown the strongest interest at this point and are even weighing up an €18 million bid for Diaz. The attacker does have a release clause worth around €80 million, but the ongoing financial crisis could force Porto to cash in on him for a cut-price in this ongoing summer transfer window.
A native of Barrancas, Diaz started his footballing journey at Barranquilla FC before eventually moving to FC Porto in 2019. He enjoyed a rather swift rise to prominence, scoring six goals and registering five assists in 29 matches, helping the Dragoes secure the Liga Primeira title.
It was followed by an equally successful 2020/21 campaign, with the winger also being involved in 11 goals this term. However, Luiz has truly made an impression in Copa America, emerging as one of the star players for a Colombia side who were expected to underperform in the competition.
Diaz ended up scoring four goals in eight matches, helping Los Cafeteros reach the semi-final, before being beaten by Lionel Messi’s Argentina. These performances have propelled his stocks, with Tottenham Hotspur now among the clubs seeking his services.
It is no secret that the Lilywhites are in the market for attacking reinforcements as they prepare for life without Gareth Bale and perhaps even Harry Kane. They have already been linked with a swoop for Italy’s superstar Lorenzo Insigne, although they may face stiff competition from Atletico Madrid.
Other potential attacking targets for Spurs out wide include Borussia Monchengladbach’s star player Marcus Thuram. But in Luis Diaz, new coach Nuno Espirito Santo may find himself a potentially cost-effective alternative for Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn.
However, it is fair to point out that FC Porto won’t be keen on allowing the Colombian international to leave the club for too cheap, given the fact that they only 80% of the transfer rights for the player. Therefore, the Portuguese giants may look to squeeze the additional millions from either Inter or Tottenham as they brace themselves for life without Luis Diaz.