Luis Diaz almost joined West Ham United before he joined Liverpool according to David Moyes

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The manager of West Ham United, David Moyes said the club was on the verge of signing Luis Diaz from Porto before Liverpool hijacked the deal.

Recall that on January 30, 2022, Liverpool announced the signing of Luis Diaz from Porto for a transfer fee worth €45 million.

Coach Moyes said he has spoken with Luis Diaz and the discussion he had with the 25-year-old Columbian winger had gone far before it was announced that he had joined Liverpool.

Ahead of West Ham United Premier League game against Wolves scheduled to kick off at 15:00 on Sunday, February 27, 2022, Moyes said he thought Liverpool planned to sign Diaz in the summer.

The coach said: “I spoke to Luis Diaz on the phone, we were quite far down the line to sign him from Porto. My understanding was that Liverpool planned to come in in the summer, so we thought we’d try and get him in January. I don’t know if that affected Liverpool’s decision, but he’s a really good player and we didn’t get him.

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“Our ambitions are to sign the best players we can to try to improve West Ham. I want to make us better, I don’t want it to be mediocre if I can help it. Sometimes, you just need to be patient, hope we get the right things at the right time, and that’s the way I’ve chosen to make my decisions here rather than bring in people who maybe don’t right fit the bill.”

What is Luis Diaz’s stats since he joined Liverpool in January?

Luis Diaz almost joined West Ham United before he joined Liverpool according to David Moyes

Since Luis Diaz joined Liverpool on January 30, 2022, the 25-year-old left-winger has been able to make five appearances in all competitions in which he scored a goal.

In the Premier League alone, the winger who has played a total number of 265 minutes of league football so far at Liverpool, has made three appearances. It is in the league that he has scored his only goal for Liverpool so far.

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What are Luis Diaz’s contract details at Liverpool?

What are Luis Diaz's contract details at Liverpool?

As mentioned earlier, Diaz cost Liverpool over £37 million in last winter transfer window. The Columbian footballer signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with Liverpool which means that he is expected to remain at Liverpool until June 30, 2027.

Reports claimed that Liverpool are paying Luis Diaz £90,000-per-week at the club. This means that his annual average salary is around €3.5 million. Diaz’s net worth is around £2 million.

Is Luis Diaz in a relationship?

Luis Diaz, his lover Gera Ponce, and their daughter Roma Diaz.
Luis Diaz, his lover Gera Ponce, and their daughter Roma Diaz.

Futballnews can confirm that Luis Diaz is in a relationship with Gera Ponce. They have been dating since they were teenagers.

According to reports, Diaz and Ponce’s relationship started in April 2016. The footballer and the 24-year-old Colombian lady live together in Merseyside.

On November 5, 2021, Luis Diaz and Gera Ponce welcomed their first child. The name of the girl is Roma Diaz.

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