Newcastle United fans have been reacting to reports of interest in FC Porto forward Luis Diaz.
Doing so would set Newcastle’s new owners back a whopping £68 million.
That would dwarf the £40 million paid for Joelinton in the summer of 2019 (BBC Sport).
The Brazilian remains the club’s record buy.
Diaz has been in stunning form so far this season, scoring seven goals in 11 matches.
That haul follows the four goals he got at this year’s Copa America. He finished just one behind Lionel Messi at the competition.
Diaz has been with Porto since 2019, when he joined from Colombian side Junior.
He has clocked up 109 appearances and scored 32 goals. He has also made 14 assists.
He made headlines in midweek when he got the winner against AC Milan in the Champions League.
Some Newcastle fans react
Newcastle supporters have been discussing the transfer link to Diaz on social media.
Clearly, the priority for Newcastle in the next transfer window is to buy some better-quality defenders.
But some couldn’t help but throw their weight behind a move for the talented South American:
Please yes!!!! Tremendous player .
— Rogger Ojeda (@OjedaRogger) October 22, 2021
Love to hear this 😎 https://t.co/OIOU9a7gYD
— D Frame (@framer_82) October 22, 2021
I’ve been saying I would love Diaz for ages https://t.co/Z7PhGDVbgG
— James (@TrueNufc) October 22, 2021
Big move. Saint-Max & Diaz on the flanks 😍 https://t.co/Yb4f8hYooY
— shuceeb (@isitShuceeb) October 22, 2021
— David Punton (@DavePunton) October 22, 2021
Would be delighted but amazed. He ain’t a striker though he’s a winger quality player though who would improve us significantly if it was somehow true. https://t.co/RO6FB7E1By
— Kyle Utterson (@KyleUtterson5) October 22, 2021
Would be a great signing in jan tbh.. but we need 3 quality defenders! https://t.co/D6DoOxwAMP
— azza (@azza9876543) October 22, 2021