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Liverpool: wanted by Real Madrid, Luis Suarez signs for Manchester City and learns German

by | 30th, June 2013

Luis Saurez signs real madrid

TALKING Balls: Anorak’s look a transfer speculation in the news. Today we look at Liverpool striker Luis Suarez’s past week. This is Suarez, the skilful player billed in the British Press as being essentially low-minded and very foreign. He does things that no British gentleman would ever do (unless you’re Jermain Defoe, Gareth Bale or, as is alleged, John Terry). Now read on….

June 30:

Daily Star : “JAN MOLBY: LIVERPOOL SHOULD LET LUIS SUAREZ GO”

Molby, 49, said: “Liverpool are preparing for life without Suarez. “It is just a question of getting as much as they can for him. I think Suarez is very keen on moving to Real Madrid.”

Molby thinks Suarez is keen on Madrid. That would be Suarez who said he would give my soul in every match for Real and:

A player always aspires to the top, and Madrid are always one of the highest ambitions for any footballer. Every player would love to get to the absolute top and Real Madrid is it.

He also said:

“I don’t feel comfortable here anymore. They know it, so I think it is understandable that I leave.”

So. Will Suarez be missed?

Daily Express : “LUIS SUAREZ is the best player ever to have worn the red shirt of Liverpool, according to Anfield old boy Craig Johnson.”

This is what Johnson told The Australian :

“I know it will be controversial and cause a bit of a scene, but it is my opinion … Suarez is the best player to have ever worn a Liverpool shirt. My great hope, and for the sake of (manager) Brendan Rodgers and the club, is that the Liverpool owners do everything possible to keep Suarez. He is something very, very special. My assessment is based on what he brings to the team. He gets 5 per cent more out of the other players whenever he is on the field. Look at the contrast between him and Torres, who I call ‘the incredible sulk’. He was supposed to be our Golden Boy but he carried on like he never wanted to be there and like the other players were beneath him, like, ‘I’m not going to run for the ball because I’ve got blond hair and I’m too pretty and I’m a superstar’. When Kenny Dalglish came in, he got rid of him and brought in a guy who was animalistic about getting at the ball, winning it, going for goal and then trying to score or set up a teammate. It was the most amazing transformation of a football team I have seen in my life.”

“You cannot be racist, you cannot bite people,” he said. “What he did was unforgivable. But the people who crucified him have to understand the passion of the guy and his determination to help Liverpool win. Nobody has ever played with such passion and desire in English football, let alone for Liverpool. If we lose him, I think we’re in trouble.”

 June 29 :

The Sun : “Keep calm and Carra on – Jamie reckons Kop can keep Suarez”

Says Jamie Carragher:

“I think he might stay. Some big clubs will be interested in him because he is such a top player and that is something we have to accept. We can’t complain about that, we bought him off Ajax. He signed a contract last summer and he has a few years left and hopefully we can keep him. He is very important. He was probably the best player in the Premier League last season and you want to be keeping your best players, which is what he is.”

Irish Indy :

Suarez has become a kind of poster-boy for the amoral world of professional football with his shameless indifference to the support received within Anfield…

That would be Suarez who said on June 12:

“Liverpool is a club that I dreamt about playing for as a boy. I have been with great players there, they know me and I would love to continue for many more years at Liverpool. The stadium is spectacular, the fans are phenomenal: people with tattoos of me, things that I could never have imagined. After the [Evra] suspension people would come up to me, this is something that really touched me and they would say: “Luis forget everything and stay.”

Suarez might not be to everyone’s tastes, but that the media should want to portray him as just as a panto villain is lamentable.

June 28 :

Metro : “Liverpool target £8million David Villa to replace want-away Luis Suarez”

June 27:

Daily Express : “Liverpool to hold emergency talks with Luis Suarez over secret meeting with Real Madrid”

Spanish paper Marca, who share a close relationship with Madrid, reported that were secret negotiations were taking place in which issues such as wages were discussed.

The Express also says Suarez is for sale:

Liverpool have set a £40m asking price for the controversial 26-year-old, and Bayern Munich were also believed to be potential suitors.

Not quite. The £40m is from a clause in his contract. It’s not an asking price. It’s a price at which he could be allowed to leave the club.

June 26 :

Telegraph :  “Liverpool furious over reports claiming Luis Suárez has agreed terms with Real Madrid – Liverpool will seek urgent talks with striker Luis Suárez to assess whether he is in breach of contract following claims from Spain he has agreed personal terms with Real Madrid”

Liverpool have still not received a transfer request from Suárez, who has three years remaining on his contract, or a bid and remain adamant he is not for sale.

So. Where does the rumour come from? Marca , apparently.

Marca : “Real Madrid agrees terms with Luis Suárez”

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