Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s lawyer has said that turning down Real Madrid would be incredibly difficult for the player
Luis Suarez was the centre of all transfer speculation last year at this time as he made it pretty clear that he was unhappy at Merseyside. The forward had missed the last few games of the season after a shock incident at Anfield which saw him biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.
After that, almost everyday there was a story in every daily or tabloid claiming Suarez was looking for a switch to another club. He himself spoke of it. But Brendan Rodgers and the rest of the Liverpool managed to successfully keep him at the club. After missing out on the first five league matches of the new season with the same ban, Suarez made a spectacular comeback and started scoring in almost a superhuman fashion. He was imperative in the Reds’ successful season where they narrowly missed out on the title and finish second, but got the long awaited and overdue Champions League nights back at Anfield. Not only that, Ian Ayre (Liverpool’s MD) and co. managed to get Suarez to sign a new, more lucrative contract.
An emotional Suarez wept after Liverpool capitulation at Crystal Palace where the Reds went on to draw a match they were winning 3-0. It clearly showed his desire and passion for the Reds. The player has also recently stated his willingness to stay with the Merseyside club and wants to help his side out next season to make another title challenge and participate in the Champions League.
However, the 27 year old’s lawyer Alejandro Balbi has said that the one club that could prize away the Uruguayan is Real Madrid as it would be impossible to turn Los Blancos down. Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, is reportedly lining up a £50m bid.
“When there is an offer from a big club like Real Madrid it is difficult to say no. They are one of the most important teams in the world. Last season, I was at the Santiago Bernabeu watching the Champions League game between Real Madrid and Juventus and I told to my Real Madrid friends: “You made a mistake by signing Bale, you needed to buy Suarez instead.”
But Balbi maintained that it would still be difficult after Suarez’s successful season with the English Premier League club where he swept away almost all the awards including the PFA Player of the Year accolade.
“I am answering you more like a friend than as his lawyer. A year ago, I would have said it was very likely he would leave Liverpool but now I really see it as very difficult unless there is a very lucrative offer, Liverpool let him go and he likes the new club.”
The Uruguayan is currently working on his fitness to be ready to be part of his national side for the upcoming World Cup.