Should Luis Suarez decide to leave Anfield this summer there is surely only one logical destination for the Uruguayan.
What a season it has been for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. First of all let’s talk about him as a football player because in that regard he has had an absolutely superb season.
He has been banging in the goals on a regular basis finishing his season with 30 goals in 44 games but he also had 11 assists to show for himself and realistically was the only player ever really challenging Gareth Bale for the PFA Player of the Year award.
But he once again showed off his innate ability to cause sensation for the wrong reasons with his actions against Chelsea last month.
The moment he plunged his teeth into the arm of Chelsea’s Europa League hero Branislav Ivanovic was the moment he signed off for the season; not before grabbing a late equaliser of course.
A 10-game suspension followed as once again the rule book was thrown at the Uruguayan.
As goes the old adage about genius; it comes with a little bit of insanity.
With his most recent outburst came the calls for him to leave Liverpool once again; something that will not be happening according to most.
But if he does it will have absolutely nothing to do with the bite; but could have everything to do with his ambition.
Next season Liverpool will not partake in any European competition after their last avenue, the fair play route, was shut thanks to a spate of red-cards in recent weeks (thanks Southampton) that saw England tumble down the UEFA disciplinary table.
Luis Suarez is in my eyes among the top ten players in the world and the fact he is not playing Champions League football next season does not do him justice and I struggle to think a character as bold as his would deny himself if he had the opportunity to play in Europe next year.
But where could he go?
Personally I cannot see a better fit then at Manchester City. They have just lost their Premier League crown and are desperate to bring it back but need a more potent strike force with the inconsistent Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko simply to unreliable.
Suarez would bring 30 goals and at least 10 assists to the side and you know that City can afford him.
With Manuel Pellegrini also said to be the favourite to take over from Roberto Mancini it would give him a manager who speaks his native tongue; a fellow South American who may understand him better than most. For example this is a man who got the best out of Juan Roman Riquelme for years; no mean feat at all.
Could he do the same with Suarez? You bet he could and it might just be the transfer that wins back City’s crown.
Should City buy Suarez? If Liverpool sell what is a fair price?
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