The Uruguayan striker’s Barcelona career nearing its end point.
Luis Suarez continues to be an important figure for Barcelona. Aside from being one of Lionel Messi’s best friends on and off the pitch, he remains crucial to how this team plays.
But time is not on his side. At 33-years-old, he is in the tail end of his career meaning he knows that sooner rather than later, he’s going to be playing somewhere else.
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That somewhere else could be the United States.
According to Mundo Deportivo, David Beckham’s Inter Miami is seriously interested in Suarez and have reportedly offered him a deal.
The club believe that not only would he be a good addition on the sporting side, but on the commercial side as well. Given the amount of Latinos in Miami and in MLS fanbases as a whole, he would instantly become the face of the team and one of the league’s most recognizable players.
However, with one year remaining on his current contract, Suarez still has a say in when he leaves the club.
He is very happy at Barcelona and has mentioned that he wants to finish out his deal and, if possible, extend it for another season. It means he would be 35 by the time he leaves.
Inter Miami off to a rocky start.
Inter Miami had been linked with Suarez in the past before the team’s inaugural season. Their debut season has not gone particularly well having yet to win a single game so far.
Their highest-profile signing was Mexican international Rodolfo Pizarro. But he alone isn’t enough.
Miami came in with all this hype with Beckham as their owner and after years of struggles trying to get this expansion team off the ground. So far the results are less than ideal.
With Suarez showing that he can still be an elite striker, it makes sense if Beckham believes that he has plenty left in the tank.
It is going to take some convincing to get Suarez to agree to leave Barcelona but he has made mention of MLS in the past even saying that he would like to play there. He’s spoken to fellow countryman Nicolas Lodeiro about the league and is said to be a fan of it.
As proof of his success since joining back in 2014 from Liverpool, he scored his 195th goal this season against Espanyol. He overtook club legend Kubala and is the third-highest goal scorer in club history. The only players ahead of him are Cesar Rodriguez and Lionel Messi.
While losing him would be a significant blow to Barcelona seeing as they struggle without him, it would finally be the push the club need to find a replacement.