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Sport Fans optimistic on social media as Newcastle are linked with Luis Diaz

12:30  23 october  2021
12:30  23 october  2021 Source:   readsport.co

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Newcastle United continue to be linked with a variety of players after their takeover by Public Investment Fund (PIF), PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media, and Sport TV say the latest name on their radar is Luis Diaz.

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The 24-year-old joined FC Porto on a five-year deal from Colombian outfit Junior FC in 2019 and has gone on to make 108 appearances in all competitions, scoring 32 goals with 14 assists.

Diaz netted 11 goals and made six assists in 47 games last season, but he looks set to smash that tally this campaign – the Colombian international has seven goals and one assist from 11 games already.

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It’s easy to see why Newcastle want him, but Sport TV say the 24-year-old won’t come cheap. Diaz has a release clause of €80m (£67.7m) which would be a club-record fee for the Magpies, but they are now the richest club in Europe following the takeover.

Some supporters on social media have responded positively to the rumours, though it remains to be seen if Newcastle will put up the money. It’s also unknown whether Diaz would make the switch from Porto, so things are still up in the air.

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