Having performed exceptionally since his move to Merseyside, it is no real suprise that Real Madrid are snooping around Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez .
The 24-year old found his feet immediately at Liverpool, following his move from Ajax, and was a key part of the move up the table that occurred following Kenny Dalglish ’s appointment as Liverpool manager. He collected four goals in the 13 appearances he made in the tail end of last season, but his real contributions were his tireless work ethic, intelligent running, and mazy dribbling skills.
He endeared himself to Liverpool fans even more when, during Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Manchester United last season, Suarez nutmegged one defender, before beating two more and laying the ball on for Dirk Kuyt to score the opening goal.
He has been taken to the hearts of the Liverpool faithful, and his name can be heard being sung with the same passion and fervour as ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’ His feelings for his new club are only likely to have been strengthened by the signing of international teammate Sebastian Coates , and the recent talks with Uruguayan side Nacional over an international partnership between the two clubs.
It is certainly no secret that Suarez is enjoying his time in Liverpool, evident by both his form on the pitch, and his press conferences off of it.
That is not to say that a move to Real Madrid would not tempt the striker, they are one of the biggest clubs in the world, if not the biggest, and Liverpool still have quite a way to go to return to the very top of European football. That being said, he is already loved by the Kop, and the feelings seem to be mutual, with Suarez taking every opportunity he can to praise the Liverpool fans.
Spanish media El Mundo Deportivo have reported that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is willing to back Jose Mourinho with a €40M offer for the Uruguayan. With Liverpool owners, the Fenway Sports Group, seemingly happy to give Dalglish the funding he needs to transform Liverpool back into a title contender, and the manager having offloaded a lot of the deadwood at the club in the recent transfer window, it is unlikely that Liverpool would be keen to sell the player for financial reasons.
Indeed, it seems the only way Suarez will leave Liverpool in January is if the player himself is eager to move away from Anfield, and at the moment, that looks very unlikely.
Article courtesy of Alex Shaw from the Transfer Tavern