English Premier League top scorer, Uruguay’s most lethal weapon in World Cup 2014, Luis Suarez is subject to a 72 Million cash bid from FC Barcelona to Liverpool.
Clinical but controversial, this can be best used to describe Uruguay striker Luis Suarez. He was scoring goals for fun in Liverpool colours last season. Even though his season was cut short due to suspensions, Uruguayan marched away with Premier League golden boot well ahead of his competitors. The talent and ability possessed by the Uruguayan is second to none, but his temperament and attitude raises few eyebrows every now and then.
Spanish giants FC Barcelona, who are facing a turbulent time as the era of Tiki-Taka is nearing an end are looking to bolster their squad. Lionel Messi inspired side boasts the likes of Brazil’s flag bearer Neymar as well as Chile’s inspiration Alexis Sanchez. But they haven’t lived up to their international form in Barcelona colours. Blaugrana think-tank have targeted Luiz Suarez to improve the attacking potential of the Catalan giants.
Barcelona officials were in London to held discussions with Liverpool officials over Luis Suarez. Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta comments about Luis Suarez – biting was a clear signal about the Catalans pursuit of the Liverpool star.
“Luis Suarez has shown he is humble enough to admit an error, which is very important. Everyone knows Luis is an excellent player, everyone knows last season he played in various positions in attack, but everyone also knows he is a Liverpool player.”
Luiz Suarez indicated his affection for the Spanish giants earlier, and latest development indicates an imminent move from Liverpool to Barcelona. Liverpool values him around £80 Million and FC Barcelona were tipped to make a bid in the region of £60 Million. The discussions in London between Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre and Barcelona power brokers Raúl Sanllehí, Toni Rossich and Jordi Mestre were encouraging. It is believed that Barcelona has submitted an opening offer around £72 Million in cash for the services of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez. £30 Million Chile striker is also a target of Juventus and Arsenal, but Liverpool seems to be holding an edge over the rivals in the form of Luis Suarez. The possibility of including Alexis Sanchez in the deal for Luiz Suarez might speed up the transfer negotiations between Liverpool and Barcelona.
Even though the bid made by Barcelona is short of Liverpool’s evaluation, it shows genuine interest. The difference between evaluations is less and the possibility of a make weight in Alexis Sanchez means Luis Suarez Anfield exit might happen sooner rather than later.