Legendary Real Madrid striker talks up Liverpool forward Luis Suarez

Hugo Sanchez believes Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, currently at the World Cup, "has it all". Will this provoke more Liverpool transfer news?

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been perpetually linked with a move to Real Madrid.

This is news that is perhaps not lost on prolific goal-scorer Hugo Sanchez, who returned an extraordinary 207 goals from 283 appearances to become the club's (current) sixth all-time record striker, as the Mexican has talked up the pedigree of the Premier League superstar.

Unhibited by a six-match suspension served at the beginning of the domestic campaign last term, Suarez netted 31 times. This, on top of a dozen assists from 33 outings underlined the player's ability in one of the top European leagues, thus alerting Real Madrid to his services in the process.

Sanchez, who joined Real when he hit his peak, told MARCA: "Luis Suarez has a lot of good qualities: he is a fighter; he has a good temperament, and to survive in the penalty area, you have to have these qualities because the defenders will make mincemeat of you if you don't.

"Suarez can triumph perfectly well at Real Madrid if they end up signing him. He's got it all," he concluded.

Last summer, Suarez was embroiled in a transfer fiasco as the player seemingly wanted to enforce an Anfield exit, with Arsenal ready to make official bids. The Gunners made two attempts to sign the player and both were immediately rejected by Liverpool, who may now have a fight on their hands to keep Suarez from joining Real, where he - like Sanchez - would no doubt enjoy his most prolific years.

Suarez has a market valuation of £45.76 million according to transfermarkt.co.uk, which pales in comparison to the media valuation who believe it would cost Real upwards of £72 million if they had designs on adding the Uruguayan to their roster.

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