Liverpool: Reds move to tap up Luis Suarez from Real Madrid
TRANSFER Balls: Liverpool’s Luis Suarez round-up:
The Independent: “Jamie Carragher can see why Luis Suarez wants move to Real Madrid”
“…because if you were honest, Luis Suarez is playing in a team that finished seventh in the Premier League, but he is one of the best players in the world. It would be pretty naïve to think that no club would be interested in him. But if you read his quotes, they are not as controversial as has been made out.”
Or as the Mirror reports:
Real have yet to even make an enquiry, and Suarez’s continuing outbursts strongly suggest they are trying to force the price down by encouraging the player to agitate for a move and make it impossible for him to stay at Anfield.
Carragher, though, is angling for Suarez to stay.
…kerping unhappy players is an issue. We had that experience with Torres and keeping him wasn’t the right thing to do. Torres wasn’t the same player for about 18 months and downed tools and that’s certainly what you don’t want. But with a character like Luis, I don’t think that would be an issue and if the club were to keep him, I’m sure he would be as committed as ever.
Can you tap up your own player?
How sure is Carragher about Suarez? The Mail notes:
Suarez’s popularity with Liverpool supporters has dipped in the wake of the endless interviews he has given while he has been at The Confederations Cup, while club officials were mystified that he went public with his feelings without giving them any warning.
Still. One Red wants him, sa the Mirror reports:
Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has set his sights on Luis Suarez as a replacement for Edinson Cavani
What says Suarez? The Star quotes him:
No one has called me or told me anything,” he said.
“I do not have a specific offer of any club. I’m still a Liverpool player.”
But the Mail says:
Liverpool will demand Luis Suarez provides written confirmation of his intention to leave in an attempt to swiftly resolve the saga over his future.
This one’s going to drag one all summer…