Colombian international winger, Luis Diaz joined Liverpool in the Premier League from Portugal’s Porto on Sunday, raising doubts about the future of Egyptian star Mohamed Salah.
The 25-year-old signed a contract until 2027 with a reported £37.5m ($50m) transfer fee and a potential £12.5m bonus.
Salah’s contract renewal talks, who is currently away at the Africa Cup of Nations, is failing to deliver a solution.
“”Liverpool Football Club have completed the signing of Porto’s Luis Diaz, subject to a work permit and international approval,” Liverpool announced in a statement on their website.
He joined Liverpool after two and a half years at Porto, scoring 41 goals in 125 appearances.
Diaz is rumored to be the number one target for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s summer transfer window, but Liverpool have taken the first step, especially with growing interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
Diaz is presently on international duty with Colombia for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.