Luis Suarez now targeted by Real Madrid
Real Madrid have set their eyes on Liverpool’s want away striker Luis Suarez, according to reports from Spanish newspaper AS.
The Los Blancos were linked with Suarez early in the summer but the interests frizzled out as they concentrated on buying Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur. In the mean time, Premier League rivals Arsenal tried to lure the Uruguayan and had lodged two bids, but both were rejected.
The saga took a nasty turn, as Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reacted angrily over his attempt to force through a move and even ordered him to train away from the first team. In the end, Suarez apologized to the players and the fans, while the Gunners conceded defeat in their chase.
But, according to journalist Javier Matallanas, Madrid have re-opened talks with the Reds over a possible transfer of Suarez. Rodgers has said time and again that Suarez will not be sold in the summer, and with only a week left in the transfer window, it will be interesting to see how they react to Madrid’s offer.
Madrid have Benzema and Morata as their main strikers, but the Frenchman’s future has come under scrutiny in recent weeks despite his agent cooling down talks linking him with Arsenal.
Madrid are on the verge of making a record breaking signing of Bale, but money won’t be a issue for them if they intend on making another big money move for Suarez. The club could look to dispense with the services of Coentrao, Benzema, Ozil and Di Maria, which would be more than enough to pay for the arrival of Suarez.
The question however is, if it is a ploy from the Spanish media to unsettle Liverpool & Suarez? Or will this nightmare unfold in front of the Reds right at the end?