Suarez has spoken publicly of being unhappy in English football, and has been looking to engineer a move away from Anfield all summer.
However this has not stopped the forward from talking up the Premier League to Lugano, who trained with his Albion team mates for the first time yesterday since completing his free transfer from Paris St Germain.
“I have some good friends working and playing in this country and I asked them about Albion,” the 32-year-old said.
“Suarez told me Liverpool got beaten twice by Albion last season, so that was a very good reference.
“Both he and [former Brighton boss] Gus Poyet said Albion play very good football and are a serious club who want to accomplish something – and my first impression is amazing.
“Being in England and playing in the Premier League is just amazing for me. I’m very happy. I chose Albion because they are developing a lot. They had a very good last season and I hope to help them repeat that or even improve on it.”
Lugano has become the Baggies’ second signing of the summer following the earlier capture of Nicolas Anelka.
The defender holds 85 caps for Uruguay, and has signed a two year contract at the Hawthorns.
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