Tottenham look to have missed out on the signing of Porto star Luis Diaz, with Liverpool now set to sign the forward, according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.
But it seems the Londoners will now have to pursue other targets, and they have one of their Premier League rivals to blame.
Ornstein, who is always reliable when it comes to transfers, says Liverpool have made a late swoop for Diaz and a €60 million deal looks likely to go through.
It is believed Liverpool were initially interested in buying Diaz this coming summer, but Tottenham’s pursuit provoked them to act early and secure the 25-year-old now.
It’s a blow for Spurs, particularly with just days until the transfer window closes, but perhaps this means they can now spend more money on players in other priority positions.
Only time will tell whether the club is willing to go big in the final days of January – we think it’s unlikely, but let’s see.