Barcelona Edge Closer to Signing Liverpool Striker Luis Suarez; Silly Season or Reliable Sources?
If you believe the Spanish and English newspapers, Barcelona is on the brink of signing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. The media is reporting that Barcelona is willing to offer Liverpool between £70-80million for the mercurial forward. There are whispers of players involved in a swap deal, with Alexis Sanchez’s name being banded around — although Alexis Sanchez may be on his way to Arsenal, depending on what you read and believe.
Recent talks between Barcelona and Liverpool have been described as ‘productive.’ It would seem that both sides are moving to a deal potentially being done. Barcelona hasn’t tried to hide their admiration for the player either. This week, Barcelona Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta described Suarez as “humble” after his apology was issued to resolve the issue of biting Giorgio Chiellini in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Suarez is no stranger to the spot light. His consistent performances for club and country have seen his name linked to numerous clubs during his time at Anfield. Liverpool tried to put the matter to bed with a new long-term deal signed at Christmas. However it seems his goal scoring form has attracted new suitors who are willing to pay a significant amount of money for his services.
The Uruguayan joined Liverpool in 2011 and has proceeded to score 69 league goals since then. He also delivered a very impressive return of 82 goals in all competitions. Last season, he lit up the Premier League, establishing a deadly partnership with Daniel Sturridge. The strike partnership was coined as SAS (Suarez and Sturridge).
Suarez’s talent has never been in doubt. The question is whether he’ll remain at Anfield this summer, or move to Barcelona or Real Madrid.
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