Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are reportedly circling around Liverpool forward Luis Suarez like hungry sharks that won’t let anything get in the way of their next feed.
Both sides appear to be interested in trying to sign the Uruguayan this summer, after a superb season in the Premier League, which has helped Liverpool to a position that few of their fans would have expected.
Suarez signed a new contract earlier this season, which was a great piece of business by Brendan Rodgers and the club but the Daily Mail has suggested that neither Real Madrid or Barcelona will give that deal a second thought when they go after the player.
“It is understood that Real Madrid and possibly Barcelona will make a move for the Uruguayan striker. That Suarez signed a new long-term deal with the Liverpool striker just four months ago does not affect his availability,” writes Rob Shepherd.
Liverpool owner John Henry did say earlier this season that contracts don’t mean a lot in English football but in this particular case, it’s very important.
Henry revealed that Arsenal managed to trigger the buy-out clause in Suarez’ old contract last summer, something which the Anfield side ignored which helped them to keep the striker heading into this campaign.
Over 30 goals in all competitions later and Liverpool are faced with the same situation, with the only difference being different clubs are now trying to trigger his new buy-out clause which is reported to be close to £82 million.
The major question with rumours like this is why on earth would Suarez want to leave?
He’s one of the best paid players at the club, Liverpool have just proven they can go all the way in a Premier League title race and they have offered up Champions League football on a plate.
Suarez leaving now would be bizarre in so many ways and it would be something which would damage his relationship with Liverpool fans far more than any negative feelings fans had when he returned from suspension at the start of this season.
Real Madrid and Barcelona can throw bids at Brendan Rodgers all they like, but with the player happy and having no logical reason to leave, the Spanish giants would be wasting their time.