Liverpool Agree £63m Deal to Sell Luis Suarez to Barcelona: Five Year Contract Accepted With Move Imminent

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Liverpool have reportedly agreed a deal with Barcelona to sell Luis Suarez to the Catalan club according to the Independent.

The Nou Camp side are to pay £63m for the 27 year old, though some sources quote the fee at £75m, and that a deal could be officially announced within 24 hours.

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It’s also not clear as to whether Chilean Alexis Sanchez would move to Anfield as part of any deal, though the Barcelona attacker is thought to favour a move to Arsenal.

Suarez has accepted the offer of a five year contract that would make the Uruguayan the club’s fourth highest paid player, though it’s not instantly obvious as to such a deal would entail a pay-cut that would appear to be the case.

The former Ajax man only recently signed a new long term Liverpool contract that made him the Merseyside outfit’s highest paid player ever, with a wage in the region of £220k.

Liverpool appear ready to sell Suarez after his latest misdemeanour, not least as the four month suspension leaves the striker suspended from action until late October, and Brendan Rodgers has been spending freely thus far this summer and will no doubt be handed funds from any potential sale to reinvest in his squad.

Rodgers has already signed Southampton pair Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana as well as Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Emre Can and is also said to be keen on bringing defender Dejan Lovren from St Mary’s.

Suarez finished 2013/14 as the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer, his 31 goals ten ahead of second placed Daniel Sturridge, and only team-mate Steven Gerrard providing more assists.

Arguably Suarez is the most in-form player in world football at present and as such isn’t a player Liverpool would choose to offload lightly but one feels that after his latest biting incident the club’s American owners are ready to cash-in on his services as quickly as possible.

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