Paul Scholes suggests that Luis Suarez would actually be better off moving to Barcelona’s bitter La Liga rivals Real Madrid.
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Whilst Liverpool superstar Luis Suarez continues to edge ever close to a huge transfer to Barcelona, former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has commented on the saga by suggesting that the Uruguayan would be better off joining Barcelona’s bitter rivals Real Madrid.
The presence of Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp seems to be Scholes’ reasoning, with the Argentinian wizard’s presence at the club perhaps meaning that Suarez is shifted away from his preferred position as the undisputed leader of the line.
Scholes is quoted by the Star as saying:
“Suarez is a centre forward and he won’t want to play out wide.
“I can’t see Suarez and Messi linking well together. It seems to me, if Messi likes you, you’ll play. If he doesn’t, you’re wasting your time. And, to be honest, I think Suarez is making a bit of a mistake going to Barcelona – he’d be better suited to Real Madrid.”
The Manchester United legend has had plenty to say for himself since he retired from the game, moving away from the shy and retiring reputation that Scholes had during his playing days.
To be fair to Scholes, Brazilian forward Neymar has struggled to link up with Messi since arriving from Santos last summer in a huge deal, despite showing his quality in the 2014 FIFA World Cup on home turf.
Undoubtedly the best player of his generation, Messi has an outstanding record in a Barcelona shirt and is the undisputed leader of the Catalan club – but does this mean that Suarez wouldn’t be able to fit in if he does pull on their famous red and blue shirt?