28 Jan 2015

Next Transfer? Liverpool make €10m offer for 33-goal striker who's 'like Aguero'

Last week, Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato claimed that Liverpool were in talks with Paraguayan club Cerro Porteño (CP) over the possibility of signing highly-rated starlet Sergio Diaz, who and it appears that the Reds are pressing ahead with the deal.

According to Spanish newspaper Marca this week, Liverpool have put in a €10m offer for Diaz, who is currently in Uruguay for the South American Under 20 Championship.

Some info about Diaz:

* Debut at 15 for CP in the Paraguayan Primeira division.

* Scored 30 goals in one season for CP's U15 team.
* 8 goals in his debut season for CP.
* Scored 5 senior goals for CP before turning 16.
* Part of the same youth team as Juan Iturbe, another LFC target.

Diaz is often compared to Sergio Aguero, and in a recent radio interview, he explained:

"I am like Kun Agüero - I have the same characteristics, including speed and goals, and I scored 30 goals for for the U15 team"

Cerro Porteño U15 coach Diego Gavilan appears to agree with that assessment. After Diaz's promotion to the first team, he enthused:

"He [Diaz] is definitely like Agüero. He's strong, technical and his main objective is to find the goal. He scored 33 goals in less than six months, something that no young player has ever done here"

This all sounds very promising, but without European lineage, and appearances for the Paraguay national team, it's surely going to be incredibly difficult for Liverpool to secure a work-permit.

Additionally, €10m is a hugely inflated amount for a 16-year old, and if Liverpool end up paying that, it will be the biggest transfer fee in Paraguayan history, which could conceivably put huge pressure on Diaz's shoulders.

It may all be moot though - according to the Porteno Chief Juan José Zapag, Diaz will 'stay at Cerro until he's 18 years old', and that is clearly the right thing to do.



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26 comments:

  1. Not on topic with the article, but I read this earlier and I think some people on here should take a little look-see before they comment on how transfer dealings should work....

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2338658-transfer-window-special-market-insiders-on-how-the-deals-get-done

    By the way, I agree with what JK is saying in this one... wow 2 articles in a row!

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  2. Have Tutto Mercato gotten a rumor right yet?

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  3. It's very interesting. Now look up Jorge Mendes the most powerful man in football the guardian and look at his client list and delas he has done. You will notice massive names and Liverpool not being involved. Is HE one of the reasons that other teams can do deals much better and easier for these players? Is HE the reason Valdes went to United? I think there is enough there to spark a discussion.

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  4. Costa been charged with stamp on Can

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  5. Show Sterling the door - ungrateful schoolboy

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  6. Could be a good signing.


    I imagine LFC is a good place for young attacking players to go to develop and get into the first team

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  7. Yeah agreeig with JK twice shows you're not yourself either ;-)

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  8. I did not realise it was a crime

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  9. I think he knows what a door looks like already

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  10. In his case they've made an exception- an eye for an eye Can should be allowed to stamp on his face

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  11. 10 million makes perfect sense. We do need players now of course but we have billions in the bank sontjat wont be an issue.

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  12. He might just make it look better

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  13. So he ...kin should be and gets a ban the same as Luis .... stamps break legs bites just leave marks don't they lads ;-)

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  14. nice little read there, the part that stands out to me is the agent saying i wont deal with clubs that dont pay agent fees.
    It just makes you wonder that if a player who is a life time LFC fan gets told by his agent (who ofcourse is looking out for the players best interest *cough cough*) LFC isnt a good move, all because they arent connected with the right agent or wont pay agent fees.

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  15. Geez 10m for a 16 year old? and Odegaard earning 80k a week? no wonder Sterling wants over 100k a week.
    id rather see the 10m go towards the youth academy and find our own youngsters who will be worth 10m at 16 (easier said than done).

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  16. Torres has scored again v Barcapool

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  17. If it's a barn door he would have trouble. Boom boom.

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  18. Exactly my point at the time of all the hysteria. There are far worse things that happen in football. In that they are more dangerous yet the bite was SUCH a big deal. As horrible as it was it wasn't career threatening.

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  19. Yeah but Suarez used to stamp his feet AND bite

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  20. He could have killed the boy!

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  21. Don't look now, but Sheikh Shamsy is still around! Check your up votes.... :D

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  22. yeah,buy him,but not for 10 million,5 million will not be a bad gamble

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  23. For once i believe Torres could have done the business for liverpool ,like he is doing under DIEGO SIMEON.Imagine him been paired with sterling and sturlidge mien

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  24. I seem to remeber LFC turning down the chance to sign a young Aguero( the real Aguero) and look how he turned out, if this kid is even half as good €10m shouldn't be that big a deal.

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  25. Sterlings deal delay has to do with his agents parting ways, and not his supposed refusal to sign.. They need to sort out their own business before the Sterling deal can be finalised. so take no notice when your told he refused the deal, because thats bull.

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