Aston Villa may still bring in another couple of signings this summer, amidst their aggressive and fast start to the current transfer window.
One of those may well be Luis Suarez, with Dean Jones claiming (via GIVEMESPORT) that Steven Gerrard’s side still “have a decent chance” of signing the former Barcelona and Liverpool striker.
The 35-year-old will officially depart Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid at the end of this month, with his contract set to expire in the Spanish capital.
Speaking on the Suarez case, Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “I think there is still a decent chance that they sign Suarez, and I think that Gerrard will be ideal for him, and I think that works vice versa too.
“It doesn’t mean that Suarez has to start every game, but having him as an option, having him as a game-changer, literally, is like something in your armoury that is amazing for the amount of pressure there’s going to be schedule-wise next season.
“Clubs are really having to consider what they’re going to do in terms of balancing out the amount of games that are coming, particularly after the World Cup.”
The latest news surrounding Villa’s chances of bringing Suarez back to the Premier League bodes well for all involved and will surely leave the fan base buzzing.
Jones makes some emphatic points on why the signing would be astute from a Gerrard perspective.
Quite simply, they lack established squad depth options up top; and considering their desire to push up the table, based on their recent transfer business, a winning mentality combined with experience at the top level would do no harm to a progressive Villa squad.
Do not underestimate the effect that an instinctive finisher like Suarez can have on an aspiring squad like Gerrard’s.
He may be 35, but the Uruguayan has just come off the back of an 11-goal campaign in La Liga (the same as Villa’s top league scorer Ollie Watkins) over 35 appearances, proving that he can still make an impact in a major European league.
Gerrard must make this transfer happen if Villa are to give themselves the best chance of achieving their ambitions for next season.