Fabricio Diaz, the central midfielder who won the U-20 World Cup with the Uruguayan national team in Argentina and served as captain of that group, will depart Liverpool from Montevideo on Thursday, after much speculation.
A record for Liverpool and a turning point for Uruguayan clubs, Diaz’s transfer cost $7 million in total.
Before joining his new squad, Al Gharafa, Fabricio will travel to Qatar on Friday to get his health examined.
Diaz, who was born in the city of La Paz and began his youth football career at La Paz Wanderers, has played 121 official matches for Liverpool before the age of 20.
He has also scored five goals for Liverpool’s first team, one of which came in the final of the Uruguayan Super Cup, which Liverpool won against Nacional.
The midfielder was an important member of Uruguay’s national team, which won the U-20 World Cup for the first time in the country’s history.