If Liverpool forward Suarez were put up in the shop window, how much would he be worth? Is his value greater than former Manchester United player C.Ron?
Five-time league titlist and European Cup winner with Liverpool, Stephen Nicol, 41, has pondered the goings on inside the head of the most in-form player in England - Luis Suarez - by asking if the motivation behind his highlight-reel form is the possibility of a world-record breaking transfer to Galactico-building Real Madrid, as the player could potentially leave Anfield should a £100m offer arrive next summer.
'Liverpool owner John W Henry will do what’s best for Liverpool and, after the World Cup next summer, if someone offers £100m [he could leave],' Nicol is quoted to have said by talkSPORT. 'The question is, what’s going through Suarez’s head? Is he playing out of his skin so he keeps this deal to go to Real Madrid alive?'
In 14 La Liga appearances, Ronaldo has returned 17 goals and three assists, however, he has needed 1275 minutes to achieve that haul, rendering his minutes per assists and goals scored per game to actually be greater than the ratio Suarez is currently maintaining.
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It then begs the question if he would be worth the £100m…
If Ronaldo was sold today, for the equivalent sum of £80m and factoring in inflation, he would go for a hair under £91m.
Considering Ronaldo's form post-Manchester United is actually far more impressive than during his Old Trafford spell, it would not be unfathomable to assume that he is worth more now… and, because Suarez is out-performing him, statistically speaking, in a league where he is arguably scoring fewer than he would if he was in one of the two most dominant teams in Spain, then maybe Liverpool do have the most valuable player on their books, both financially-speaking and, crucially for them, in a competitive sense.