Reported Everton target Luis Diaz pulled off an ‘outrageous’ piece of skill during Colombia’s World Cup qualifying clash with Brazil on Sunday.
Diaz was under challenge from Marquinhos and Fred and shuffled the ball from his right foot onto his left, which he used to dink it between the two players.
The game would end up finishing 0-0, with FC Porto’s Diaz playing the full 90 minutes.
He was otherwise marshalled pretty effectively, winning only two of his nine ground duels (via SofaScore).
Diaz could have been a Blue
Everton tried to sign Diaz in the final knockings of the transfer window as part of a deal that would have seen James Rodriguez go the other way. Ultimately, James’ salary was an insurmountable hurdle (via Carlos Aleman).
It remains to be seen whether the Blues revisit their interest in subsequent windows. Manager Rafael Benitez ‘clearly wanted more options out wide’.
Portuguese football feed Proxima Jornada posted the footage, and here’s what Everton supporters had to say.
Everton fans flock to Diaz clip
“If only James hadn’t got greedy, Diaz would be at Everton now!”
“I’m on my knees Brands”
“Get him in, he’d have Trent all over the gaff in the derby.”
“Get him signed up @Everton ASAP”
“Get to r’s x”
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