Speculation linking Luis Suarez with a move to Spain intensified after the player’s father-in-law stated that the 27-year-old is considering a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona. Suarez has been subjected to transfer speculation for more than a year now. There has been no respite in the transfer rumours linking him with a move to Spain, despite signing a new four year contract towards the end of 2013. Suarez is now one of the highest earning players in the Premier League with wages of around £220,000 per week.
However, Suarez’ father-in-law, Gustavo Balbi, hinted that a potential move could not be about money and that the player needs to prove himself in another tough league. According to the Mirror, he said: “Luis has nothing left to prove in England. It’d be the right time to move to Spain.”
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s one team or the other (Madrid or Barcelona). He will not go to another team in England out of respect for Liverpool.”
Despite the talk of Suarez having achieved a lot with Liverpool, the fact that still remains his that he is yet to lift any major title with the club. He has only lifted the League Cup until now. He came close to winning the Premier League last season. Even though Liverpool will once again be playing in the Champions League next season, it may just be a case of wanting to lift more titles. At 27, Suarez is at the peak of his career and top clubs are not likely to show interest in him after a few years.