Huge news emanating from Liverpool striker Luis Suarez‘s camp this morning is that the Uruguayan is apparently unsettled in England and would welcome a move to Real Madrid amid interest from the La Liga runners up.
For the red half of Merseyside at least, not to mention the countless Liverpool fans around the globe, this news comes as a major blow and should it transpire that Suarez does actually leave, then it’s a hit the Reds may not recover from for a while.
Suarez was interviewed on Uruguayan radio station Radio Sport 890 and was quoted as saying:
“It would be very difficult to say no to Real Madrid. I am not prepared to continue suffering at the hands of the English journalists, my family has suffered and things have gone beyond the limits.”
Suarez has only just signed a long-term deal at Liverpool, however, and this does put the club in a rather strong position should they wish to demonstrate their resolve and refuse to let the striker leave. Liverpool is well within their rights to demand a show of loyalty from Suarez seeing as they have supported him resolutely through all the controversies he has bought on himself.
The whole situation could actually work out in Liverpool’s favor from a certain point of view, as the club will command a huge fee for Suarez even if he leaves, and will be able to reinvest that money in another top forward, one who doesn’t create as much controversy.
Suarez has adapted well to the Premier League and Liverpool fans were hoping he would be the one to fire them back into the Champions League, but he isn’t irreplaceable.
£40 million could buy a world-class forward to fill the void left by Suarez and, although Ian Ayre’s claim that they are 100% certain to hang onto him is on shaky ground, the future is still looking very bright for Liverpool regardless of who ends up leading the front line.