Transfer Balls: Suarez Replaces Sanchez In Barcelona As Liverpool Seek New Camara
TRANSFER Balls: A regular look at rumour, speculation and opinion backed by anonymous sources presented as ‘news’ in today’s mainstream media. The focus is on Luis Suarez:
Daily Mail: “Liverpool are holding out for £75million but Barcelona are hoping to make the payment in stages, with part based on performances.”
And shirt sales. As the Indy notes:
Luis Suarez is yet to complete his £63m move to Barcelona, but that hasn’t stopped one merchandiser in Spain pre-empting the Uruguayan’s arrival.
Can that £12m shortfall be made up by Suarez merchandise sales?
The Mirror looks at one shop in Spain:
Futbol Mania, in Barcelona, an unofficial club store, have become the first store to sell the first shirts bearing the name of the 27-year-old. Additionally, they have taken the step of handing Suarez the squad number currently worn by Liverpool and Arsenal transfer target Alexis Sanchez.
Back to the Mail, which having reported that Liverpool are looking to get £75m for Suarez, notes:
Barca have been in talks with Liverpool regarding Suarez, with media reports suggesting a fee in the region of £62million has been agreed for the Uruguay international…
Number of “media reports” cited: none.
It’s likely Suarez is leaving Anfield. But can he be replaced? Titi Camara offers hope:
When I left Liverpool not many people thought I could have been replaced. Liverpool will survive without Suarez
— Titi Camara (@TitiCamara22) July 7, 2014