Spanish press say Real Madrid will go after Suarez if Higuain leaves

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Liverpool fans should be hoping Gonzalo Higuain doesn’t complete a move to Serie A side Napoli.

Spanish press source AS has reported that Real Madrid are ready and waiting to aggressively go after Luis Suarez, as soon as a deal for Gonzalo Higuain to Napoli has been completed.

Liverpool would have been hoping that now Suarez has linked up with the team for their pre-season tour of Australia, they’d have a chance to settle him down and work towards the new season.

However, that doesn’t appear to be a likely option despite the fact Carlo Ancelotti ruled out making major signings following Real Madrid’s 6-0 friendly win over League One side AFC Bournemouth.

AS has suggested that the void which will be created by Higuain’s exit will effectively force Ancelotti into going after Suarez, someone who has been strongly linked with a switch to the Spanish club already this summer.

Liverpool fans have to take the source in this matter with a pinch of salt because it wouldn’t be the first time AS has come up with something sensationalist to move copy and it’s important to remember that they are a pro-Real Madrid news source.

Real Madrid have made no secret over the fact they will pay big money in order to secure the best players from all over the world, with Florentino Perez saying the club would have no problem buying Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur for a £100 million fee.

Therefore, they shouldn’t have any issues meeting Liverpool’s top end valuation of the player, which is the price Brendan Rodgers has said it will take to sign the Uruguayan (around the £55 million mark).

Liverpool need to trust their manager and their club setup because had they wanted to move Suarez on quickly, they would have already done a deal with Arsenal so they are geared up to resist at every single stage.

You also have to look at what happened with Edinson Cavani, who moved from Napoli to PSG for a fee close to what Liverpool value Suarez at currently.

Cavani is a player who would have definitely slotted into the Real Madrid team and a player who could have improved the current side considerably.

The logic behind not going after someone that talented and productive but focusing on Suarez, a player who would be considerably more difficult to sign, is very confusing and difficult to understand.

Liverpool hold all of the aces at the moment, but we won’t know much more until that Napoli deal for Higuain either goes through or falls through.

What do you think? AS up to no good again?

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