Real Madrid Will Have To Pay More Than Gareth Bale Transfer Fee To Sign Luis Suarez

If Spanish newspaper Marca is to be believed, Real Madrid is interested in signing Liverpool forward Luis Suarez. But if the UEFA Champions League winners want to sign the mercurial Uruguayan striker, the club will have to pay more what they paid for Gareth Bale last year.

In October 2013, Los Blancos president Florentino Perez confirmed that Bale cost the club €91 million euros (USD $123 million, £78 million). This means 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo is still the world’s most expensive player, costing €94 million (£80 million) when he transferred from Manchester United to Madrid in 2009. Marca reporter Juan Castro believes that Suarez’s clause in his contract is between 90-100 million euros. Arguments can be made for Suarez to cost more than Bale for what he’s accomplished in the past and the historic season he just had. The Uruguayan was suspended to begin the season but then scored 31 goals, leading the Premier League, in 33 appearances while also adding 12 assists. The 27-year-old matched the same thing Bale did in his last season for Spurs by winning PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year but he also helped guarantee Champions League football by Liverpool finishing second in the league.

Others may counter that Cristiano and Bale were younger when Real Madrid got them, both were 24-years-old, and that they are more marketable plus had more potential when they came to the Spanish capital. Bale made one of the greatest plays ever to score and beat hated rival Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Ray. The next month he scored the go-ahead goal in the Champions League final, after playing poorly mostly of the match, over city enemy Atletico Madrid as his squad eventually won 4-1 in extra time. Bale ended the year with 22 goals in 44 appearances while learning a new position as he was moved to the right side of the midfield and as a right winger.

Madrid can use improvements but striker isn’t one of them as Karim Benzema with youngsters Alvaro Morata and Jese proved to play very well for the 32-time La Liga champions. President Perez needs to focus on goalkeeper as Iker Casillas and Diego Lopez are past their primes and a replacement for Xavi Alonso as Asier Illarramendi is decent but doesn’t seem to have the class for follow a legend.

After finally capturing La Decima, Madrid are on cloud nine and plan to add more Galacticos as they attempt to make a dynasty. Suarez would be an excellent addition but the club should focus elsewhere.

9 thoughts on “Real Madrid Will Have To Pay More Than Gareth Bale Transfer Fee To Sign Luis Suarez”

  1. Suarez may have scored more goals in this season than Bale did in the season before he was sold, but I bet he also took a a lot more shots at goal. Also Bale is more liked by the public and should have more years left than Suarez on top plan! Both major $$ factors 😉 IF they get more than Bale was sold for, id say they are very lucky, but what do I know.. Pardon my English btw

    1. The fact that either player costs more than Ronaldo is a disgrace. 50 years from now on I doubt either will be in the dame conversation as Ronaldo.
      The next thing is that he won the Ballon D’or with United and scored 42 Goals in a season all this and he was a champions league winner and 3 time premier league champion. Mind boggling that Bale costed anywhere near Ronaldo and he’s not in his class.
      Suarez is even worse. He’s on the wrong side of his twenties. If he was say 23-25 I’d get it but the guy is 27.
      United should have sold Ronaldo for 150 million pounds like Fergie wanted. Real would definitely have paid it.

        1. Wasn’t referring to the article at all.
          I’m pretty sure Gareth Bale costed 86 million pounds and Ronaldo costed 80 million pounds.It’s widely known from the rumors that go around that if Real want Suarez Liverpool want them to break the transfer record.

          1. First of all there, learn how to use words properly because your usage of costed is wrong.

            Second of all, Real chairman just said Bale COST less then Ronaldo so no Ronaldo is still the most expensive transfer.

  2. If Suarez is sold then it will depend on what, if any, buyout clause he has in his contract. While Liverpool are under no obligation to sell, if the player puts in a transfer request, thus forfeiting any bonuses that go with transfers, then Liverpool will be inclined to sell.

    Suarez might want to leave if he is offered more wages than he is presently earning. That is something Real Madrid can offer. I doubt very much that Suarez will fetch more than the Bale fee. He is 27 and that will be a factor in how much he goes for. Still, he should fetch at least 50 million pounds which would be good business for Liverpool. The problem is who would replace him?

    1. Have you got any idea what you’re talking about? At present, Suarez is worth no less than £70m (and that’s rock bottom price) in the current climate. The recent CIES Football Observatory report valued him at £79m.

      And the talk of his release clause – he did have one inserted but it only activated should the club have missed out on 4th place. Now that they’re back in the CL, the clause doesn’t activate. IMO I believe Suarez is content here in Liverpool so it won’t be a case of him having his head turned… it’ll come down to the club and whether they can turn down £80m+ cold hard cash

  3. Martin, 50 million pounds for Suarez is not “good business” at all.

    If a club is desperate enough to want him, they should have to pay more, or throw in a top notch player on top of some cash.

  4. Some reports at the time Suarez signed his new contract have given a figure of 70 million pounds as the buyout clause. No one knows for sure what the actual figure is.

    Suarez seems happy at Liverpool where he is the main man while at Real Madrid he won’t enjoy the same benefit. At Liverpool he plays every game and for all 90 minutes as he hates being taken off. I doubt he will enjoy those benefits at Real Madrid. Only a huge increase in his wages might tempt Suarez to leave. This saga will continue till the end of the transfer window. Liverpool fans should get used to it.

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