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Barcelona is considering a potential swap deal with Liverpool involving Luis Diaz, as Deco is under pressure to offload a key player…



Barcelona may propose a swap deal to Liverpool involving Luis Diaz, as Deco finds himself compelled to part ways with a crucial player.


The Barcelona manager, is reportedly looking to strengthen his squad for the upcoming 2024/25 season.


One player on his radar is Liverpool’s talented winger, Luis Diaz. In order to secure Diaz’s services, Barcelona could propose a swap deal involving their own winger, Raphinha, going the other way.


Barcelona’s main focus this summer is to bolster their options on the left wing, and they believe Diaz is the perfect fit for their team.


Despite a disappointing season where they failed to win any trophies, finishing second in La Liga behind Real Madrid and being eliminated from the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals, Barcelona remains determined to rebuild and compete at the highest level.


By offering Raphinha as part of the deal, Barcelona hopes to entice Liverpool into considering the swap.


This potential transfer could see both clubs benefitting from the exchange of talented wingers, providing a fresh start for both players in new environments.


Deco, the Barcelona chief, has expressed his belief that Diaz possesses the necessary attributes to cause chaos on the left wing, including personality, technical quality, and power.


Furthermore, Deco admires Diaz’s work rate and willingness to track back. However, Diaz is currently experiencing some discomfort at Anfield due to Jurgen Klopp’s departure. Despite this, he still has three years remaining on his current contract.


If Barcelona wishes to acquire Diaz, they would need to sacrifice Raphinha, who is highly valued by Deco. Raphinha had an impressive performance last season, scoring 10 goals and providing 13 assists in 37 appearances.


Although Raphinha is naturally a right winger, he has been occasionally deployed on the opposite flank during his time in Spain.


Raphinha, the 27-year-old Brazilian player, left Leeds to join Barcelona two years ago. Despite receiving offers from Saudi Arabia, he turned them down. Premier League teams are now interested in signing him, but Barcelona will only let him go if they can secure a replacement left winger.


During his time at Leeds in the Premier League, Raphinha scored 17 goals and provided 12 assists in 65 appearances. Unfortunately, he couldn’t prevent the team from being relegated to the Championship in 2023.


Liverpool’s new manager, Arne Slot, would be eager to sign Raphinha if Diaz leaves the club. There are even indications that Slot is preparing for Diaz’s departure, as the player’s father has mentioned his son’s desire to play for Barcelona.


Luis Diaz Snr admitted last year that he has limited knowledge about Barcelona. However, he acknowledged that his son, Luis, is a devoted fan of the club and it would be a dream come true for him to play there.


Luis Diaz Snr expressed his gratitude towards Porto and Liverpool for their warm reception and hospitality towards his son.


He emphasized that Luis has the ability to win over fans effortlessly due to his humble nature, hard work, and dedication.


Furthermore, Luis Diaz Snr praised his son’s discipline on the field, expressing his belief that there would be no issues if Luis were to join Barcelona.


He acknowledged that Barcelona is a top-tier team and one of the best in the world.