Luis Diaz was recently linked with a move to Newcastle United – but a January move is surely out of the question.

The star has enjoyed an amazing start to the 2021/22 season with FC Porto.

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So far, he has made 19 appearances across all competitions, and scored 12.

Diaz’s latest goal against Vitoria Guimaraes has been doing the rounds on social media.

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The Colombia international picked the ball up from the left side and cut in before unleashing an absolute rocket into the far corner.

The ball cannoned in off the post, leading the crowd to erupt.

It was a special goal, from a player who looks like he is going to be special.

Argentine legend and former Benfica player Javier Saviola is certianly impressed.

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He said (as quoted by O Jogo): “When I saw Luis Díaz I was amazed and the evolution he had is important. He is a distinguished player with impressive technique and also has a goal (threat).

“It is lucky for Colombia to have Luis Díaz. He will certainly give a lot to Colombian football. It will be necessary to prepare him and be patient.

“Surely in the coming years he will be in the orbit of the best clubs in the world.”

It was reported at the end of October that Newcastle were preparing to trigger Diaz’s £68 million release clause in January.

Newcastle can forget about signing Diaz amid Saviola praise

Diaz is clearly on a very exciting trajectory right now.

He has been amazing this season for Porto, and looks like he has the potential to make a massive move soon.

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Diaz has actually been linked with Liverpool recently.

It would be no surprise if he ended up signing for such a club.

Newcastle may be financially capable of signing Diaz, but there is lots of work to do before the Magpies can attract players of such calibre.

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