Luis Suarez believes he can make an impression in England as Liverpool bid to bring the Ajax forward to the Premier League.
Suarez had been consistently linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur after some impressive displays for Uruguay in their run to the 2010 World Cup semi-finals in South Africa.
But Liverpool are now reportedly leading the race to sign the 23-year-old, who has scored 81 goals in all competitions since joining Ajax from Eredivisie rivals Groningen in 2007.
And Suarez, who began his career with Nacional of Montevideo, is confident of following in the footsteps of fellow South American Carlos Tevez by lighting up the Premier League.
“(England) is a league that attracts me, a country where the football is really good,” Suarez told the Sunday Times.
“Alongside the Spanish league it is the best in the world. In England you have a lot of clubs with aspirations to become champions and they are also very strong in the Champions League at the European level.”
“I used to think that English football was not my style. But I saw Tevez play at Boca and Corinthians and I never imagined that he would play in the Premier League.
“When I see the way that Tevez plays there I think I can be a big name in England. It’s because of the energy, and the spirit they put into the game in England. Now, I think it’s a kind of football that suits me.”
Ajax have insisted that any deal must be completed well before the January 31 transfer deadline to ensure they are left enough time to secure a replacement.