La Liga 2016-17: Luis Suarez reportedly wants to earn as much as Neymar
The S of the MSN trio, Luis Suarez, is set for a bigger paycheck as FC Barcelona, looks to secure the future of their attacking stars. According to reports in the Spanish media, the Uruguayan is in talks with the club over a new contract and wants to earn a similar sum to his teammate, Neymar.
In a report by Tomas Andreu of Sport English, talks have already been underway between the player’s agent and the club since the summer and that the club is willing to match the Uruguayan’s economic demands.
Neymar recently has been offered a deal which will see him stay at the club till 2021 and apparently the club is ready to bump up the Uruguayan’s contract to a similar level. Of the trio, Messi commands the highest salary and is undisputedly the best player in the squad. Neymar’s new contract though will see him earn a reported €16 million.
The Uruguayan’s current contract sees him earning €10 million and the club is willing to address the disparity given the Uruguayan’s track record since his arrival at Barcelona.
Impressive form a harbinger of better pay
According to Daily Mail, Suarez’s improved salary will match the £272,000 a week earned by Neymar. The report further went on to state that the club are aware that the current contract of the Uruguayan, is an outdated one and the player deserves to be rewarded with a bumper deal.
On his day, Suarez has been mooted as the best centre-forward in the world. The buck-toothed player has often been at the centre of controversies. But since his arrival at Barcelona, the former Liverpool player has buckled down and worked on his game.
He has already scored 94 goals in less than two years, an extraordinary feat, since making his debut in the high-profile encounter against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.
His move to Barcelona has seen the striker elevate his game to another level. Alongside the likes of Messi and Neymar, he has been instrumental in the team’s treble winning campaign the season before and the double last season.
Last season, Suarez won the European Golden Shoe ahead of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring a remarkable 40 league goals for the La Liga champions. This was the second time in three seasons that Suarez has topped the scoring charts across the European leagues.
However, the striker recently avoided a controversial situation as he evaded punishment for dissent towards a match official in a UEFA Champions League win over Borussia Monchengladbach.