The arrival of Rafa Benítez to the Everton bench completely changed James Rodríguez’s plans. The midfielder was left without a place in the team and the Toffees seem to have found him a place in the transfer market, since they plan an exchange with him. Porto by another Colombian: Luis Diaz.
According to Sky Sports, Everton has very advanced talks with Porto about the transfer of Diaz. The idea is to include James to reduce the cost of the operation, which would be closed for an amount close to 28 million euros.
Rafa Benítez, Everton’s technical director, hinted that Díaz’s arrival in the Premier League it would be a matter of hours. “Sorry, but I can’t give you too many answers to that question. If you ask me the question maybe in three days, maybe you have the solution“said the Spaniard after being asked about the matter.
Diaz is expected to sign a contract with the Toffees until June 2026, achieving the jump to one of the most important leagues in Europe. At the moment, the only thing that remains pending is to agree on James’ salary at Porto, which would close the exchange of the two players of the Colombia selection.