Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has hinted at the possibility that the Champions League finalists could bid for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez this summer.
Suarez was the subject of much transfer speculation last summer as he tried to engineer a move away from Anfield, initially to Real Madrid and was then strongly linked with a move to Arsenal.
It is suggested that if Suarez were to swap Anfield for the Bernabeu this summer, it would be to replace French striker Karim Benzema.
Calderon told TalkSport: “Karim Benzema is a good player but it’s true he didn’t score as many goals as people thought [he should].
“Luis Suarez, no doubt, is one of the best players in the world and he’s had a fantastic season with Liverpool, so you never know [if Real Madrid will bid for him].
“With Real Madrid you can expect anything.”
After the way Liverpool kept hold of Suarez last summer by just simply refusing to sell the striker, it is going to be a very difficult task for Real to prise him away from Merseyside this summer.
There is also the case that Suarez seems much happier this summer compared to last with the club back in the Champions League, and has shown it can compete for the Premier League title by finishing just the two points behind Manchester City this season.
It is also rumoured that the Uruguayan has enrolled his child in a Merseyside school to start in September, so there is probably even more reason for him to stick around apart from his career ambitions.
Also, the fee would be fairly substantial, and as we have seen from Real Madrid in the past that is probably one thing that wouldn’t put them off, though Financial FairPlay could impact on them if they thought the asking price for the Uruguayan was too much.