Liverpool have been presented with another round of transfer speculation relating to their star player Luis Suarez.
Several national newspapers have carried reports of a planned £70 million attempt from Real Madrid to sign the Uruguayan striker despite the number of things which work against the idea.
Suarez signed a new deal with Liverpool earlier this season, which included a pay rise and is likely to have featured a clause relating to Champions League football, which Liverpool have now secured.
That was a massive statement of intent on the part of the striker that he would be staying put for the foreseeable future of Liverpool gave him what he needed and wanted in terms of European football.
In short, he has no reason to go to Real Madrid or anywhere else.
The £70 million figure being talked about apparently relates to the size of Suarez’ buy-out clause in his current contract but as Arsenal found out last season, even if you trigger that, it doesn’t mean an awful lot.
John Henry admitted earlier this season that the Gunners had activated the clause in Suarez’ old deal when they bid £40 million and £1 for him last summer.
The American owner suggested that contracts and terms aren’t worth a great deal in modern football and it’s turned out to be worth the effort for the Reds in terms of keeping their main man.
Suarez has just been named Player of the Year and barring a miracle, he will win the golden boot.
He’s set up to lead the side for what could be a Premier League title defence next season and an attempt to win the Champions League for the first time since 2005. The sense in moving to Real Madrid now is difficult to see.
Here’s what Liverpool fans have made of the latest wave of rumours.
If Real Madrid signs Luis Suarez, we should stop playing football and give them the trophies every year, they shouldn't have Suarez!— dNA (@1dNAGh) April 30, 2014
If Real Madrid were to get Suarez in the summer that's game over for everyone!!— Jake Sinclair (@JSincy) April 29, 2014
Real Madrid interested in Luis Suarez? Zzzzz almost as boring as this game.— Anfieldheaven (@Anfieldheaven) April 22, 2014
Just read that Madrid are lining up £70m for Suarez. £70m.... That will get you his left foot and right shoulder— LFC_Agenda (@LFC_Agenda) April 29, 2014
Real Madrid want Suarez for £70M. Personally don't think Liverpool should sell him for any price. He's indispensable to the side.— Gabriel Sutton (@_thescore) April 28, 2014
Would Luis Suarez leave Liverpool after claiming league title? Real Madrid would dominate Europe with his talent. Resulting in Benzema exit.— Andrew Cooper (@coopdeville_) April 29, 2014
All these media with the rumour of Luis Suarez exit attract my wrath. They won't kill me, instead I'm the one that will force them to fold.— PassionateLFC (@Emytex2012) April 26, 2014
Will Suarez stay at Liverpool im sorry but I don't think so if hes offered £300k per week and a massive transfer..@DietmarHamann— The Manor Boutique (@ManorBoutique) April 25, 2014
Suarez won't transfer, he's too committed to Liverpool.— C∆MERON (@BankesCameron) April 22, 2014