Barcelona making moves for Suárez

Published Wednesday, 02 July 2014
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Carnlough man Brendan Rodgers would not be drawn on the Luis Suárez situation during a visit to Northern Ireland this week, but Barcelona have now made a move for the controversial striker.

Barcelona making moves for Suárez
Luis Suarez could be leaving Liverpool for Spain. (© Getty)

The Catalan club have been expected to try to secure the services of Suárez, despite his four-month ban from football after he bit Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay's World Cup clash with Italy.

It has been speculated that Barca played a major part in the striker's public apology, with the club now stepping up their bid to sign him.

Suárez carries a hefty price tag though, complete with a buy-out clause which puts his value at a reported £80m.

While Barcelona are believed to be prepared to pay £50-60m, they may try to throw in Chile's Alexis Sánchez to sweeten the deal.

The only problem is that he doesn't seem to want to make the jump to Anfield, preferring a move to Arsenal if he can't stay with the La Liga side.

It is understood that talks will be held in London between official from Barcelona and Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre.

While Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu would not be drawn on talks with Liverpool about Suárez, he did say the player had "taken a step towards rehabilitating" by apologising for the bite.

"He did something that wasn't right, so it's the responsibility of everyone in football - be it Liverpool or anywhere else - to remember that he has said sorry," he said.

"Admitting you have done something wrong is very important."

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Comments Comments
george in bangor wrote (206 days ago):
james in Cheshire, what have you got to say now? your crystal ball got it wrong.
martin in belfast wrote (206 days ago):
Done Deal.
Larry in Belfast wrote (207 days ago):
It just goes to show that this is no longer a sport - it's a ruthless business. Suarez would tell you black was white to get to a team like Barcelona. He is a devious liar who only brings trouble where ever he goes. Barcelona may win matches with him but he will inevitably be an embarrassment to the club.
andrew in East Belfast wrote (207 days ago):
I think you will find he is going somewhere james. According to reports this morning sanchez may move to the Reds in return.Not a bad resolution, if the cash plus player rumour thats doing the rounds are true.
Stuart in Carrickfergus wrote (207 days ago):
Well said james just a pity your totally wrong. He will be a barca player very soon. He will sink his teeth into this new challange.
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