Luis Suarez move to Aston Villa ‘not impossible’ as Atletico Madrid could be ready to sell ex-Liverpool striker amid Steven Gerrard reunion reports
Luis Suarez sealing a stunning January move to Aston Villa is “not impossible”, with talkSPORT telling Atletico Madrid he could be ready to sell the striker.
Manager Steven Gerrard has been linked with a reunion with another of his former Liverpool team-mates, claiming Suarez could follow Philippe Coutinho through the Villa Park gate.
The Villa boss and Liverpool legend has already brought former team-mate Coutinho to the club on loan from Barcelona, with the Brazilian playmaker making an instant impact with a goal on his club debut to seal a 2-2 draw with their former rivals Manchester United.
Gerrard is now linked with an interest in another of his fellow Reds, one with whom the manager enjoyed a profitable partnership during his playing days at Anfield.
The former midfielder ‘loves’ Suarez and has often described the Uruguayan as one of the best players he has played with in his Liverpool career, describing him in his autobiography:
“Luis stands out… in training and in games, Luis Suarez has proven again and again that he is on a different level to everyone else. I tried harder than ever to match him, but Luis was a better footballer than me. You have a chance to beat anyone in the world with Luis Suarez on your team.
And it looks like there’s a real chance the pair could be reunited in the West Midlands… if Villa can cough up enough money, with Suarez also being linked with a move to join the club’s Inter Miami side. David Beckham’s Major League Soccer.
European football expert Lars Siversten has joined talkSPORT and explained why a deal may not be out of the question.
He told the Sports Bar: “There could be an opening there if Aston Villa are ready to find the money.
“Atletico Madrid’s title defense has faltered a lot. They are far, far behind Real Madrid at this stage. It seems unlikely that they will win the league by any means.
“And Suarez hasn’t had a great year. He was huge for them when they won the title. It’s a lot more mixed this year.
“He was very motivated last season,” added talkSPORT pundit and former Premier League striker Carlton Cole. “He had just left Barcelona, they had upset him and he had a point to prove.”
Siversten continued: “That’s a good point, but did we ever know that Luis Suarez wasn’t very motivated? I will say this in his favour, even in his last year at Liverpool he was very keen to leave but still played like possessed. He has this motivation.
“The problem is that he is 34 years old and has slowed down considerably. His physical ability is not what it used to be.
“He has minor injuries and he will earn a lot of money at Atletico Madrid.
“But I wonder if Aston Villa can find the finances, maybe it won’t be impossible.”
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