Barcelona are looking favourites to land Luis Suarez from Liverpool after the clubs held the first round of talks in London. According to reports, Liverpool have made it clear to Barcelona that they value the player at £80 million and that it has not reduced despite the recent controversies. Barcelona are not far from the figure with the Spanish club reported to have made an offer in the region of £65-£70 million.
It may not be surprising to see the two clubs come to a deal in the next few days, as there is not much separating them right now. It was initially thought that Barcelona were willing to offer Alexis Sanchez in exchange, but such an eventuality depends upon the Chilean open to a Liverpool move.
Suarez recently came out with a public apology for the bike controversy surrounding Chellini, but Spanish football expert says that the player may not have apologised on his own. Barcelona reportedly made him come out with this apology so that it would allow the club to present the player in a good way to the media. As expected, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has been talking a lot about Suarez’ commendable character to come out with an apology when people least expect him to do so.
After scoring 31 goals last season, it may seem that Luis Suarez may have played his last for Liverpool. Suarez would then continue the tradition of the last four PFA Player of the Year winners switching clubs in the subsequent summer.