Liverpool ready to sell Luis Suarez for £50 million
Luis Suarez only signed a new Liverpool deal twelve months ago, although the Uruguayan now appears to have his heart set on a move away from Anfield.
June 2nd, 2013
Suarez feels as though his treatment at the hands of the English media has forced his hand, with Liverpool starting to accept that they will be cashing in a profit for their star striker.
The Merseyside club have slapped a £50 million price tag on the head of Suarez, with Liverpool hoping to receive more than the amount that Chelsea paid for Fernando Torres.
It appears that Real Madrid are leading the charge to sign the talented striker, even if Liverpool’s stance remains firm at this stage. A Liverpool spokesperson said: “Luis Suárez is not for sale. Neither Luis or his representatives have communicated these feelings directly to Liverpool football club. The club remains supportive of Luis and expect him to honour his contract. We will not be making any further comment at this stage.”
Brendan Rodgers is also keen to keep the player at Anfield, even if he admitted that every player has his price and over £50 million for Suarez would mean fresh talent could be added to the squad.
He said last week: “They [Fenway Sports Group, the club’s owner] have been absolutely unequivocal in their resolve in terms of wanting to keep him. Listen, every player has their price but there’s certainly no pressure for the club to sell him. We’re trying to build that bit of quality, so he’s not for sale.”