Former Premier League ace Stephen Warnock has urged Tottenham Hotspur to make the move for Luis Suarez, who could be available on a free transfer from Barcelona. The Uruguay international has been deemed surplus to requirements after the arrival of manager Ronald Koeman and the Blaugrana are open to terminating his contract which expires next summer.
Earlier this month, it was claimed that Suarez could make the switch to Juventus, but the move appears unlikely to happen with the former Liverpool man not keen on heading to the Serie A. Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Warnock has now urged Spurs to move for the services of Suarez, who has prior Premier League experience.
Jose Mourinho has clearly mentioned that he wants another striker in the squad before the transfer deadline and Warnock feels Suarez could prove the perfect foil for Harry Kane upfront, he told: “For me, when Mourinho did say that, the name which springs to mind, and if the rumours are true that you can get him on a free transfer, I would splash the cash on Suarez. You have got two years of… he is 33 years old and you are thinking the opportunity to come back to the Premier League and play alongside Harry Kane, the dynamic he would bring to the changing room. Spurs almost need to show that intent to go somewhere and bring a big-name player in.”
Spurs have depended on Kane and Heung-min Son for the goals over the past few years, but they have tended to struggle during the backend of the campaign. Both Kane and Son suffered injuries during the second half of the season and Mourinho is keen to overcome such an instance with another solid marksman in the squad. They were recently linked with a move for Ollie Watkins, but they were beaten to his services by Aston Villa, who paid a club-record £28m fee.