West Ham target Mario Suarez commits future to Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid

The Spanish midfielder is happy again at the Vicente Calderon.

Back in January West Ham United were linked with a fairly ambitious move to lure Spanish midfielder Mario Suarez away from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.

The 28-year-old midfielder had lost his regular starting spot with Los Colchoneros amid reports he was considering a move and the Daily Mail said that West Ham were one of several teams considering a loan move for the player.

In the end no deal ever went through, but the player has now confirmed there was an approach for him in January. While he did not mention a team, he made it clear he had a chance to leave in the winter.

Unfortunately for West Ham fans, he also made it clear he no longer desired a move away from the Vicente Calderon.

In quotes on Tutto Mercato Web, gathered from an interview with Radio Cope, he said:

"There was the possibility that I left, a real possibility. It did not happen and now I'm happy to be here. I want to give everything for Atletico.

“I’m certain that the fans were very angry with me, but I now feel like I want and desire, and I'm happy to wear the shirt of Atletico.”

Suarez has recently rediscovered some of his best form. Last night he scored the only goal in regulation time against Bayer Leverkusen – as Atletico went through to the quarter finals of the Champions League at the expense of the Bundesliga outfit.

West Ham fans will have to consider what might have been in the case of this excellent midfielder as it looks like a summer reignition of interest would fall on deaf ears.

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