Liverpool star waiting for Madrid move
The Reds forward made his eagerly anticipated returned to the side last weekend, scoring twice at Sunderland, following his 10-match ban for biting Chelsea‘s Branislav Ivanovic during a 2-2 draw at Anfield in April.
His fellow international striker has claimed however, that Suarez could have left Merseyside had Spanish giants Real Madrid made a move for him, according to the Daily Mail.
The striker’s future was the source of much media speculation throughout the summer, with Arsenal submitting an ambitious £40million plus £1 bid, which was flatly refused by Liverpool.
Cavani, who made his own big money summer transfer from Napoli to Paris Saint-Germain, has suggested things could have been different had Real shown a firm interest in the Reds forward.
The Spanish side concentrated their efforts on taking Gareth Bale to the Bernabeu throughout the transfer window, and after spending a world record £86million on the Welshman, baulked at Liverpool’s £55million asking price for Suarez.
“I am sure Liverpool fans are very happy Luis stayed – he will be a big player for them” Cavani is reported to have said.
“I think Arsenal was not Luis’s dream move, maybe if it had been Real Madrid then it would have been a different outcome – but of course Madrid were concentrating on a different target this summer.
“It is his dream club – and a club he thinks is worth waiting for.”
Real are currently fourth in the La Liga table, already five points adrift of league leaders and bitter rivals Barcelona.
Los Blancos striker Karim Benzema has been wasteful in front of goal in recent weeks, failing to find the net in their last five league fixtures, and facing the wrath of the Madrid faithful who have whistled and jeered him.
With the Frenchman’s poor form, Real could be tempted to make a move for Suarez when the transfer window re-opens in January, however Liverpool would be reluctant to let him leave if they remain in a position to challenge for Champions League football next season.
The Uruguayan though remains keen on a move to the Spanish capital, and the players agent Pere Guardiola is also reportedly happy for a deal to be completed.
Should Madrid make a firm offer for Suarez, Arsenal may try to intervene, although Liverpool are not keen to sell to a domestic rival, and the striker may not be interested in what he could consider a sideways move.
The controversial striker is expected to start for the Reds against Crystal Palace today, and following Cavani’s latest comments, the spotlight is sure to remain on the 26-year-old at Anfield again this afternoon.