Earlier in the week a story broke in Spanish paper Marca saying that Liverpool’s Luis Suarez agreed personal terms “weeks ago” on a move to Real Madrid.
The piece in Marca also claimed that Suarez is exploring other offers (which could include Premier League rivals Manchester City) due to the delay in Real Madrid making an offer to the Anfielders.
Now Carlo Ancelotti is installed as Real Madrid coach, Los Blancos will decide whether to bid 47 million euros (his release clause, according to Marca) for Suarez.
Several days after this originally story popped up in Iberia, the reaction back on Merseyside has been reported in Thursday’s Telegraph.
According to Luke Edwards:
Liverpool will seek urgent talks with striker Luis Suárez to assess whether he is in breach of contract following claims from Spain he has agreed personal terms with Real Madrid.
Often in cases like these, the player’s agents will have discussed wages with an interested club and an agreement is reached in principle before an offer is made to the club. Either way, Liverpool have every right to be irritated by Suárez’s behaviour.
If, as seems likely, Suárez does intend to quit Anfield this summer, Liverpool will not be bullied into parting with him and will demand their asking price – likely to be around £40 million – is met before they consider letting their star player leave.
With Marca carrying the reputation for getting the news wrong, many Liverpool fans may wish to dismiss the story in the Telegraph is pure hype as the underlying story that Suarez has agreed terms with Real Madrid is likely to be untrue at it’s core.
Yet, on the flipside, it is equally plausable to believe that Suarez, who has repeatedly discussed his unhappiness at playing in England, has indeed done a deal behind Liverpool’s back, and his departure from Anfield is imminent.