Jul 4, 2014, 8:58 AM EST
By Monday, Luis Suarez could be a Barcelona player.
According to various reports across the British media, the Spanish giants are set to tie up a deal with Liverpool for the Uruguayan forward in the next 48 hours that would make him the second-most expensive player in history after Gareth Bale.
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Following Suarez’s third bite on an opposition player during his career at the 2014 World Cup, his four-month ban from any soccer related activity was deemed to be the final straw for Liverpool. After Suarez apologized for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Italy, his acceptance has shown that he hasn’t learned from when he bit Branislav Ivanovic back in April 2013 and Otman Bakkal in 2010 when playing for Ajax in Holland.
After longing for a move away from Liverpool last summer, then sticking around to have one of the finest seasons any player has had in PL history, it seems like Suarez has finally got his wish.
Reports in the Daily Mail state that a deal for Suarez, 27, has now moved to straight-cash and after Liverpool and Barcelona officials met in London on Wednesday, the transfer is all but agreed.
FIFA have given the green-light for a move to go ahead, as there were initial fears that Suarez wouldn’t be able to complete a medical at Barca due to his ban from “all soccer related activity” for the next four months. However the reigning Premier League Player of the Year and top scorer, Suarez bagged 31 goals in 32 games last season, is all clear to make his long-awaited move to Spain as Liverpool finally offload his precocious talents.
Suarez, it seems, just has too much baggage and with a whopping $137 million, Liverpool would be able to splash the cash on at least two world-class replacements which they badly need in other areas. Of course they would replace Suarez, as Barca forward Alexis Sanchez is rumored to be heading to Anfield, as they’d lose their main goal threat heading into a season where they have UEFA Champions League soccer and another PL title race to look forward to.
Right now, it seems as though Liverpool’s fans should be saying their final farewells to Suarez.
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Dec 22, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
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Dec 22, 2014, 12:10 PM EST
All the details here, as 30 PL games in seven days will be capped off in style to see in the New Year.
Dec 22, 2014, 11:58 AM EST
Can Cameron’s Stoke City beat Chelsea for the second-straight season? Watch live on NBCSN, 3 p.m. ET.
Dec 22, 2014, 11:04 AM EST
After surgery and chemotherapy, Jonas made his return for Newcastle on Monday.
Dec 22, 2014, 10:11 AM EST
Rodgers confident his side can go on a run and re-write the PL history books.
Dec 22, 2014, 8:30 AM EST
No need for a Latvian passport, as Yedlin is granted UK work permit.
Dec 22, 2014, 7:55 AM EST
Geoff on how to stop Chelsea, marking Hazard and the busy festive period in the Premier League.
Dec 21, 2014, 11:59 PM EST
Antoine Griezmann breaks out with three goals in Atletico’s 4-1 result over Athletic Bilbao.
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Dec 21, 2014, 10:21 PM EST
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Dec 21, 2014, 9:07 PM EST
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Dec 21, 2014, 8:17 PM EST
Tim Howard converses about his recently released autobiography, “The Keeper.”
Dec 21, 2014, 7:40 PM EST
Jeremy Menez has done a fantastic job as AC Milan’s primary attacker, and he’s primarily aiming for the French national team call-up.
Dec 21, 2014, 6:20 PM EST
Ally McCoist has left Scottish Championship team Rangers, as the club has recognized the former star striker is now on “gardening leave.”
Dec 21, 2014, 5:30 PM EST
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Dec 21, 2014, 4:55 PM EST
According to Brendan Rogers, Liverpool’s prime attacker, Daniel Sturridge, will make his return from a multi-month injury in early January.
Dec 21, 2014, 4:05 PM EST
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson on game-winner and Tyne-Wear derby triumphs: “Three years in a row, they must hate me here!”
Dec 21, 2014, 3:39 PM EST
Brendan Rodgers gives his thoughts after a 2-2 draw despite what he called “dominance” on the ball.
Dec 21, 2014, 3:12 PM EST
With polarizing halves separating the teams, Arsene Wenger said a draw was the correct result based on performance.
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