Luis Suarez ‘offers himself for transfer’ to a big club
Luis Suarez has reportedly offered his services to Italian club Juventus as the legendary striker searches for his next club.
Having won numerous titles during a distinguished career with Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona and Atletico, Suarez wants to sign for another European club before considering a move to America. It has now been claimed that Suarez has offered himself to Juventus.
Suarez came close to joining Juventus two years ago before he signed for Atletico and could now finally ply his trade in Serie A. La Gazzetta dello Sport reports Suarez has contacted Juve officials over a move to Turin.
Villa were first linked with Suarez in January, shortly after Philippe Coutinho joined the club on loan from Barcelona. Coutinho has since made his transfer to Villa Park permanent for £17million, and Boubacar Kamara, Diego Carlos and Robin Olsen have joined him in a busy opening to the summer window for the club.
Gerrard played down those reports in January by saying: “We’re not after a centre-forward in this window. That’s as clear as I can be. I think during these windows everyone puts two and two together and a lot of names are bandied around and stuff, but I obviously know Luis extremely well.
“He’s top class and has been a world-class footballer throughout his career so I understand the links but we’re not after a centre-forward, whether it be Luis or anybody else in this window.”