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La Liga 2016/17: Barcelona star Luis Suarez open to a move to Ajax

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Luis Suarez is open to a move back to Ajax

Luis Suarez stated that he will be open to a move to Ajax if he ever thinks himself not good enough to stay in Barcelona. While he does want to stay at the Catalan club until the end of his career, he would be open to a move to the Dutch club even if it is just to thank the club for letting him start his career.

The Uruguayan striker established himself as one of the world’s best strikers since joining Barcelona in July 2014. However, he will still need to be on top of his game to stay at the Catalan club till he retires. 

Also read: Neymar extends contract with Barcelona until 2021

A product of Uruguayan club Nacional, Suarez joined Ajax in 2007. He helped the Dutch club win the KNVB Cup in 2010 becoming the league’s top scorer with 35 goals in 33 games. Having found the net 49 times in all competitions, he was named Dutch Footballer of the Year. The Uruguayan striker scored 111 goals in 159 appearances during the four seasons he played for Ajax.

Suarez moved to Liverpool in January 2011, turning into one of the most celebrated players at the Reds during his stay at the Merseyside. He joined Barcelona in July 2014 from Liverpool in a deal worth £64.98m, making the deal one of the most expensive transfers then. 

The player enjoyed a successful period at the Dutch club and after his move to Liverpool, the 29-year-old player vowed to return to the Amsterdam Arena. He won the Eredivisie and Dutch Cup at Ajax and has gone on to achieve even more success in Barcelona. However, he will be heading back to the Amsterdam Arena, only if his career at the Nou Camp cannot move further ahead.

The attacking trio including Lionel Messi, Neymar and Suarez formed since the latter’s move to the Catalan club has helped Barca claim numerous trophy in the last two years. The player has added eight trophies to his collection since joining Barcelona, which include the Champions League and La Liga titles.

The Uruguayan striker is set to add more trophies this season after starting the new season in excellent form. With eight goals and five assists in 11 games this season, the player has already made a remarkable start, although he failed to score during the Champions League victory against Manchester City in midweek. 

Suarez, who is keen on hanging his boots at Barcelona, was awarded a Golden Boot during the week for his efforts last season. He later expressed his gratitude towards the Dutch club for giving him the chance to start his career.

(Video courtesy: Messi TheBoss YouTube channel)

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