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Luis Diaz ‘dream’ transfer from Liverpool looks just that as Barcelona reality bites


Barcelona have been linked with Liverpool winger Luis Diaz. However, a move wouldn’t be as easy as it is being touted.

Barcelona are set for major upheaval this summer as Hansi Flick takes over the reins from Xavi. Blaugrana finished 10 points behind their arch-rivals Real Madrid, conceding the La Liga title in the process.




Barca’s feeble attack has been one of the main reasons for their shortcomings. On the flanks, they have heavily relied on Lamine Yamal to conjure up moments of magic and inspire the team. But you cannot bank your hopes on a 16-year-old kid to shoulder leadership responsibilities and be the messiah for next season.

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Raphinha – a one-time Liverpool transfer target – has grown into a consistent goal and assist supplier, with 10 goals and 13 assists in 37 games, and Ferran Torres remains a loyal workhorse, but Barcelona’s struggles have lied in the lack of depth on the flanks and absence of a player who can deliver in those nervy and crucial moments.

According to Spanish Newspaper AS, the club’s sporting director Deco is attentive to that and has made Colombia international Diaz his prime target.

Barcelona certainly want to sign a winger this summer. Xavi’s preference was Athletic Club’s Nico Williams but with the legendary midfielder’s departure confirmed, the focus is now shifting to Diaz.



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