Anfield man set for Nou Camp switch.
Barcelona have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez according to El Mundo Deportivo.
This source claims that whilst Real Madrid have spent weeks, perhaps months, pushing to win the race for the 27 year old Anfield star the Uruguayan had in fact always left a ‘door open’ of a move to the Nou Camp.
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Barcelona will pay €85m (£68m) for the former Ajax man, which one imagines is the fee it would take to trigger the forward’s release clause.
Liverpool would be loathed to lose their prized asset and though Suarez only recently signed a money spinning contract that made him the highest paid player in the Merseyside club’s history that self same deal could well have contained a ‘clause’ that the Catalan side have seemingly opted to meet.
Suarez netted 31 goals in 33 Premier League appearances last term to finish, by some distance, as the English top tier’s leading scorer.
Brendan Rodgers may have no option now other than to look to re-invest funds from the sale in new attacking options and this source draws on this very fact to point out that Liverpool continue to pursue Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez, who could perhaps leave the Catalan club this summer.
Suarez netted twice to help Uruguay defeat England on Thursday night and is arguably one of the most in-form performers in world football at this moment in time.
Rodgers had seen Suarez form an excellent partnership with England striker Daniel Sturridge and that pairing was key to Liverpool’s superb campaign in 2013/14 that saw the club not only reclaim a Champions League berth but also mount a genuine Premier League title campaign.
Liverpool signed Luis Suarez in January 2011 for a fee of £22.8m and he has scored 82 goals in 133 appearances for the club.
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