The tabloids are reporting that Real Madrid will try and prize Luis Suarez away from Liverpool in January with a player plus cash deal. It is reported that £20million and Karim Benezma will be the package deemed enough to tempt Liverpool into selling. Real must be confused and somehow believe that because they over paid for Gareth Bale then can somehow recoup that by getting Suarez for a fraction of what he’s worth.
There is absolutely no chance of this deal happening for a number of different reasons:
1) Liverpool and FSG will not want to sell their best player at such a vital stage of the season.
2) Karim Benzema will not want to swap Madrid for Merseyside.
3) Benzema could not replace Suarez’s goals nor his work ethic and
4) The deal values Suarez at around £40-45million which is a comical considering what Real paid for Gareth Bale.
I am a realist and I do believe Suarez sees his future away from Anfield. He wants to compete for the biggest prizes in the game and we can’t offer that for at least two seasons at the very best. I think next summer we can expect his departure but we must try and hang onto him until then. At the same time for Liverpool to sell it would have to be good business for the club. £60million would be a negotiating price and if any player is going to be ‘thrown’ in Sami Khedira could give our midfield an extra edge. After a slow start to his career in Madrid he has shown his qualities and nailed down a starting place.
The cliché of there’s no player bigger than the club is severely tested when you consider Luis Suarez and Liverpool currently but if he wants to leave and we can get his market value it would represent a golden opportunity to invest in three world class players the squad lacks to challenge for a title. This is all after qualifying for the Champions League for 2013/14 of course.