Atlético Madrid striker Luis Suarez may still be away on international duty with Uruguay, but he is already planning ahead of next season with his club. The former Liverpool star is currently trying to help Uruguay at the Copa America this summer but he is showing off his multi-tasking skills by revealing that he is already putting plans in place to shine for the Rojiblancos once again next season.
The striker starred for the Madrid club last season as he scored 20 League goals to help them clinch the Spanish La Liga title ahead of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Suarez joined Atletico from Barcelona two summers ago after being told by the Barca manager Ronald Koeman that he was no longer able to perform at the high level. However, he would go on to prove to the former Netherlands boss that he still has what it takes to be recognized as a top striker.
Diego Godin has revealed that national team colleague Luis Suarez could have joined Atletico Madrid six years earlier. Cagliari defender Godin disclosed this in a chat with reporters at the Uruguay camp ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Venezuela. It was revealed that Luis Suarez could have become an Atletico Madrid player in 2014.
Godin said he spoke to Suarez about joining him at Atletico Madrid when he wanted to leave Merseyside giants Liverpool. The veteran centre back said Suarez choose Barcelona and that he was right. He also revealed how the club called him when Suarez wanted to join Atletico Madrid last summer and six years on from him moving to Barcelona ahead of Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish La Liga title race is expected to go down the wire this season and it’s very tricky trying to guess who would end up being crowned Champions of the country’s league title. However, Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez has claimed that he and his club will do anything and fight till the last day of the season to ensure that they emerge as Champions.
At the start of the season, Atletico were flying high and started the campaign on the front foot as they took advantage of the slip-ups of their rivals. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid endured some bumpy start to the season and Atletico, on the other hand, were having themselves a brilliant campaign in the process.
Spanish La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid are reportedly considering a swap deal for leading goalscorer Luis Suarez amidst the transfer rumours of a move back to Liverpool for the Uruguayan international striker. According to the report from Sports Mole, Atletico Madrid would try to sign Liverpool attacker Roberto Firminoif the Merseyside giants succeed with the quest to re-sign Luis Suarez.
Luis Suarez was a Liverpool player for over four years before he left the club to join Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona in the summer of 2015 for a then club-record fee of £75m. The Uruguayan player was at Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam before the Reds signed him for around £21m in January 2011.
Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo is reportedly still very much interested in the possibility of signing Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez and will have another shot at recruiting him in the summer. Pirlo was vividly interested in signing the Uruguayan forward after he was deemed surplus to requirements by Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman and was asked to leave the club.
After quitting Barcelona, Suarez had quite a couple of clubs who were interested in snapping him up and Juventus were one of those clubs. He came very close to joining the Old Lady in the summer transfer window but a deal between the player and the Italian Serie A outfit never materialized due to some contractual disagreements. However, according to the latest reports making the rounds, Juventus will be returning for him in the summer.