Liverpool forward eyes Real Madrid transfer move.
Liverpool forward Luis Suarez could leave the club for Real Madrid this summer, according to Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague, writing in his column for Spanish publication AS.
The Uruguay international reportedly wants to test himself in the UEFA Champions League whilst at his peak, and does not feel able to do that with the Reds.
What’s more, with his family based just outside Barcelona in Castelldefels, and Suarez yet to have mastered the English language, the move would be one of convenience as well as ambition.
Upon being asked about a move to Real Madrid whilst on international duty with Uruguay, Suarez merely smiled and remained silent, but Balague suggests that he is considering his options.
The 26 year-old has proved himself a hugely valuable player for Liverpool since signing in January 2011 for £22.5m (alongside the hilariously overpriced Andy Carroll), and has become one of the best players in the Premier League.
Without his goals this season, Liverpool would have struggled to finish 7th in the Premier League, and as good as Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho have been, Suarez is the one truly world class player at Anfield, and it would be a disaster if they lost him unless they can replace him with someone of equal quality.
If Liverpool can keep Luis Suarez this summer, it will be imperative that they qualify for the top tier of European competition if they are to retain his services beyond this season.