Manchester City have already started planning for summer transfer window and it has been reported that huge bid for Liverpool superstar Luis Suarez is on the cards.
English daily Sunday Times has reported today that Manchester City are ready to make a “huge investment” to lure Luis Suarez from Liverpool this summer. The Uruguay international is aware of the interest from City and other leading European clubs and will decide his future at the end of the season.
The former Ajax man is not only the Premier League’s top goal-scorer he has also provided more assists than any other player and his partnership with Daniel Sturridge has been the bedrock of Brendan Rodgers’s genuine Premier League title charge. Brendan Rodgers has recently stated that Luis Suarez could become the world’s first £100m player, a statement that was perhaps designed to scare off prospective interested parties though could instead have offered the likes of Man City and incentive to make a world record bid for the Liverpool star.
Txiki Begiristain, City’s director of football, knows Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko could ask to leave the Abu Dhabi-owned club this summer and has identified Suarez as his priority for the role of main striker. He believes the release clause included in the contract the Uruguayan signed at Liverpool in December makes a transfer viable if the player chooses to move.
However, given that the two sides are currently fighting it out along with Chelsea for the Premier League title – and with Liverpool just a week away from facing the Blues in what could prove to be a title-decider – the timing of the story is interesting.
Earlier, Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre has now had his say on the rumours in an interview with BBC Radio Five.
In an interview later published by the Manchester Evening News, Ayre is quoted as saying, “All the conjecture which went around last summer leading up to the January transfer window was dispelled by the fact he signed a new contract.
“I think when you have a player like Luis, that is going to be a perennial issue.
“We would expect that to continue, but we’d also expect people to come in and rattle our cage every transfer window.”
The Etihad Stadium side’s interest in the 27 year old Uruguayan will no doubt raise the doubts over the future holds of star striker Sergio Aguero, who has repeatedly linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent weeks.
Manuel Pellegrini would otherwise appear to have little reason in signing yet another striker as his club has netted 84 goals in 31 Premier League fixtures, indeed only Liverpool have scored more in the English top tier.
There would appear to be little reason why Suarez would seek a move to Man City given his Liverpool side are on the up, Champions League qualification has all but been secured and he has recently signed a lucrative new contract that makes him the highest paid player in the club’s history. Liverpool management is also not likely to even consider a move for rival EPL club. However, Gareth Bale like offer from Real Madrid would make LFC management seriously think over their star man’s future.