Three big clubs, including Aston Villa, are vying for Luis Suarez with the veteran striker set to leave Atletico Madrid in the summer.
According to Fichajes, there is considerable interest in Luis Suarez after his exit at the end of the season from Atletico Madrid was confirmed. Aston Villa, Inter Milan and Sevilla are keen on the veteran striker, who may have an important decision on his hands.
Luis Suarez will end his time at Atletico Madrid after a successful stint. Diego Simeone was quick to take advantage after Barcelona decided to sell the Uruguayan in the summer of 2020 to get him on the cheap.
Suarez was coming on the back of an impressive season and continued his goalscoring form at the Wanda Metropolitano. His goals helped Atletico Madrid win the league title for the first time since 2013. However, this season, Suarez has had an underwhelming campaign, which was the case with the entire Atletico side as they failed to retain their domestic title.
With his contract expiring at the end of the season, Atletico have decided not to renew his deal, although his next destination remains under the wraps.
Former Liverpool teammate and current Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard is keen on the striker and wants to see him play at Villa Park. The former Reds captain has already signed Philippe Coutinho on a permanent deal and now looks keen to bring more experience to the team with the addition of Suarez.
Aston Villa have Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings as their strikers, but the duo has been inconsistent. Furthermore, Watkins has been linked with an exit, with top clubs in England interested. Suarez could be the short-term fix the Villans needs to stabilise and then put concerted efforts to reach their targets in the coming years.
Meanwhile, Inter Milan are also keen on signing the striker. The Italian giants are keen on recruiting a reliable goalscorer to ease the burden on Lautaro Martinez, with Eden Dzeko’s form fading and Joaquin Correa underwhelming. Suarez would not cost anything and may be willing to take a pay cut from his adventures in Spain.
Inzaghi may also be planning for life after Martinez, who continues to interest Premier League sides. Bringing in big money for the Argentine and then signing Suarez on a free transfer may help Inter balance their books and glide through their short-term future.
Suarez may have the opportunity to remain in Spain as Sevilla could be keen on signing him. They have faced uncertain financial problems themselves, while the likes of Anthony Martial have been a terrible investment, albeit on loan. Sevilla could make do with Suarez as a short-term fix, as the striker still boasts the quality to torment defences despite his advancing age.
Suarez has a big decision on his hands. He could return to England or remain in Spain, although the lure of starting over in a new league might also tempt the Uruguayan if the contract length is to his liking.