Luis Suarez Transfer Rumours: Latest News on the Liverpool Star
With the January transfer window having been open now for a fortnight, rumours continue to abound about the Anfield future of brilliant Liverpool forward Luis Suarez in light of the Uruguayan’s sensational recent form in front of goal for the Reds.
And so simply stay tuned every day to keep abreast of all the latest transfer stories involving El Pistolero.
Last updated Thursday, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. GMT (9 a.m. EST).
Paris Match for Luis?
Thursday, Jan. 16
Another day, another mega-rich European club being linked with making a big-money move for prolific Liverpool attacker Luis Suarez, with this time Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain reportedly set to offer the Reds €42 million and the choice of either Ezequiel Lavezzi, Javier Pastore, Jeremy Menez or Adrien Rabiot in return for the 26-year-old, says Spanish sports daily Marca.
However, the chances of the Merseysiders accepting such a proposition are minimal at best, while Brazil midfielder player Lucas Leiva has told the Liverpool Echo that he now expects the Uruguayan to remain at Anfield due to the special bond created between the player and the club’s fans.
"If you see the games every week, you can see the relationship between the fans and Luis - it's very special," said Lucas.
"There were a few difficult moments last summer which everyone knows about but everyone - the fans, the club and Luis - was happy with the new contract.
"The club supported him in every single way and now he's out there giving everything on the pitch. He knows the club and he knows all his team-mates - he feels comfortable playing for the team.
"His family are very happy in Liverpool and I know he values that a lot. He worries a lot about his family and that was something he thought about when he made his decision.
"It was a happy end for both Luis and the club, and he's having a great season helping the team to move forward."
Bernabeu Beckons for Suarez
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Spanish giants Real Madrid still plan on trying to lure brilliant Liverpool forward Luis Suarez to the Santiago Bernabeu next summer should the Reds fail to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League that is, says Sports Direct News.
The Uruguay attacker recently put pen to paper on a lucrative new four-year contract that keeps Suarez at Anfield until June 2018, with the deal also containing a reported buyout clause worth a whopping £70m for any foreign-based clubs that may want to sign the 26-year-old.
However, it appears as though los Blancos intend to now make Suarez their next marquee signing following the world-record capture of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur last summer, with Madrid president Florentino Perez prepared to splash out the £70m needed to activate the trigger clause in the player’s contract.
In-Demand Forward Only Has Eyes for Europe’s Premier Club Competition
Tuesday, Jan. 14
There was more encouragement for Liverpool fans on Tuesday after striker Luis Suarez claimed that the Reds had enough quality in their team this campaign to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
And if the Merseysiders were to accomplish that feat for the first time since 2009-10, then there is every chance that the irrepressible Uruguay international will remain at Anfield this summer after all.
"It's very important because we know that in the last two years we haven't demonstrated that Liverpool can play in the Champions League,” Suarez told the club’s official website.
"Now we are playing very well and we have the level to play in the Champions League.
"We have really good players and if we continue at this level, we can do it."
The Old Lady Comes Calling
Monday, Jan. 13
Serie A champions Juventus will switch their attacking focus to mercurial Liverpool striker Luis Suarez if the Old Lady of Italian Football lose the services of in-demand France international Paul Pogba at the end of the season, according to reports in La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian) over the weekend.
The Italian giants are desperate to keep hold of their in-form midfield player, however, Juve also recognise the fact that many of the Continent’s heavyweight clubs are also keep to lure Pogba away from Turin this summer after the eye-catching campaign the youngster has had so far at the Juventus stadium.
And if that worst-case scenario were to materialise, then Juventus head coach Antonio Conte is understood to have already drawn up a short list of potential replacements for Pogba, with the Reds’ front man said to be the Italian’s first-choice target.
Meanwhile, Liverpool's principal owner John W Henry has labelled the Merseysiders' prize asset as “the most exciting soccer player” on Planet Football at present in a speech that the American gave to the Boston Chamber of Commerce, while also comparing the Uruguayan to Boston baseball star David Ortiz.