There are many reasons why the father of Liverpool star Luis Diaz has been highlighted in the Colombian media this week.

Following the kidnapping, Luis Manuel Diaz reunited with his son, watched the player lead a comeback against Brazil, and now even spoke to the local press about transfer rumours.

Diaz’s dad was interviewed by Win Sports, and as covered by Noticias RCN, he was asked about the links between the Liverpool player and a move to Barcelona.

He had no problem claiming his son is a big admirer of FC Barcelona, and even detailed the chances of his move to the Camp Nou in the future.

“I truth is that I know very little about Barcelona at the moment. It is true that Luis is a loyal Barcelona fan and it would be his dream to go there. So far I would like to thank Porto and Liverpool for the way they welcomed him and received him,” said Luis Manuel Diaz.

“Luis is a player who finds it easy to win over because of the way he is, because of his humility, his work, his dedication, he is a very disciplined player, thank God. There would be no problem if Luis came to Barcelona because it is a top team and one of the best in the world.”

Colombia were losing to Brazil 1-0 last night when Luis Diaz scored two goals to seal a great comeback. While he celebrated, the cameras repeatedly showed his dad’s reaction in the stands.

The Cafeteros now have an away game against Paraguay to be played on Tuesday, and then Diaz will return to Liverpool, who visit Manchester City on the 25th of November.