Manchester United transfer rumour: Manchester United to spend a whopping £135m to sign Luis Suarez
In a shocking piece of news, The Sun reports that Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United is preparing an audacious £135 million bid for Luis Suarez from Barcelona. Luis Suarez is one amongst the devastating trio called ‘MSN’ and it is hard to imagine Barcelona letting him go. However, Suarez is yet to sign a new contract at the club despite Lionel Messi and Neymar extending theirs and that has given impetus to English clubs monitoring his situation at Barcelona.
Luis Suarez has an impressive record in the Premier League netting 69 goals in 107 appearances for Liverpool. The Uruguayan recently won the 2016 European Golden Shoe with 40 goals and has been in increasingly sensational form at Barcelona. This year, Suarez started the 2016/17 season by scoring a hat-trick on the opening day of the La Liga season against Real Betis. So far, Suarez has scored an astonishing 11 goals and set up seven more in just 16 appearances for Barcelona.
Jose Mourinho is in the process of rebuilding a Manchester United team that seems to be struggling since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure. The manager has already spent £170 million in his first transfer business at the club having also broken the world transfer record by signing Paul Pogba. However, his team is yet to find its feet in front of the opponent’s goal despite signing a prolific striker such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Thus, in his pursuit, he could break the transfer record for the second consecutive time.
However, sports expert Guillem Balague has rubbished the idea of Manchester United persuading Luis Suarez to leave Barcelona.
“I’ve seen rumours in the British press about Manchester United preparing a £135m bid for Luis Suarez,” Balague told Sky Sports.
“The dream of Luis Suarez was to come to Barcelona. He has no intention whatsoever of leaving Barcelona anytime soon.
“It’s where he wants to end his career as a top athlete. Other clubs may try it, of course, but it would be futile.”
It’s been three years since Luis Suarez arrived at Barcelona and has won two La Liga titles and a Champions League crown. Even though he may not seem to be in a mood to end his dream run at the club, bookmakers Ladbrokes have responded to the rumour by pricing Manchester United as 4/1 favourites to sign Suarez.
United's local rivals Manchester City are also in the race to sign him at odds of 6/1 due to Pep Guardiola’s apparent conflict of interest with Sergio Aguero. Surprisingly Arsenal who has been and could still be on a hunt for a top striker is priced at 16/1 to land him. While an emotional return to Anfield under Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool can be backed at 10/1.