La Liga giants look to tempts Uruguayan into leaving Anfield for the Bernabeu.
Jose Mourinho will this summer look to tempt Liverpool striker Luis Suarez this summer as the Real Madrid boss seeks to take advantage of the unsavoury incidents that have overshadowed the Uruguayan’s time at the Anfield club. The 25 year old former Ajax man received an eight match ban following a charge of racially abusing Man United full-back Patrice Evra and his decision to not shake the French defender by the hand has further exacerbated matters leaving Sir Alex Ferguson to call for the Merseyside club to sell the forward.
Kenny Dalglish will be loathed to lose his most effective attacking option but the Scot may struggle to keep Suarez from being tempted by a move to the Spanish giants if Liverpool fail to secure a spot in the Champions League for next term. Currently the Merseyside club sits in seventh spot, some four points from fourth place Arsenal.
Luis Suarez has had a good first year at Liverpool following his move from Amsterdam, netting 13 goals and assisting another 11 in 36 appearances. Dalglish has attempted to pair the striker with £35m signing Andy Carroll but has failed to see the duo gel as a strike pairing and this has led to the Newcastle United man spending large spells on the bench.
Mourinho does not possess a great many recognised strikers in his Bernabeu squad, with only Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain to call upon, with the prolific Cristiano Ronaldo being invaluable as goal-scorer in chief. This has led to much speculation that Real Madrid will look to bring in a new attacking option in the summer.
Liverpool paid £22.8m for Suarez in January 2010 and any offer from Real Madrid would seemingly have to be in excess of that fee.
A lot could well depend on how the rest of the season pans out for both Suarez and Liverpool but the uneasy situation that the striker finds himself in following his decision to not shake hands with Patrice Evra could well prove a factor as Real Madrid circle the Premier League club ready to make an offer at the end of the season.