The Atletico Madrid striker has been identified as one of the club’s potential targets as Steven Gerrard looks to add more reinforcements in the attacking unit.
According to multiple reports emanating from England, Aston Villa will look to sign Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez.
The 35-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Atletico spent 7 million euros to sign the Uruguay international from Barcelona in September 2020. He has a valid contract until June 2022.
The striker has featured in 36 matches this term, netting 11 goals and providing 3 assists in all competitions.
The Uruguay international will turn 36 next season but still has a lot to offer at the top level. His record for Uruguay is also impressive. Suarez has scored 67 goals in 130 matches for Uruguay at senior level.
The striker’s contract at Atletico is about to expire and a number of clubs are said to be monitoring his situation, with Aston Villa showing the most concrete interest in an attempt to lure the player to their team.
Steven Gerrard wants to sign a new striker and Suarez is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
The Premier League club are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The former Barcelona man provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Gerrard’s side.
According to the report, “Aston Villa are pondering a summer move for Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez. The veteran is a former teammate of Villa boss Steven Gerrard, from their Liverpool days. The 35-year-old is likely to leave Atleti this summer, as he has become a bit part player for Diego Simeone’s side this term. According to The Athletic, Villa will look at bringing Suarez to the club in the summer, if the player is open to the move. The Uruguayan was one of the best center forwards in the world during his previous spell in the league, but is likely a different player considering his age.”
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Aston Villa will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Suarez to join the club.
Good signing for Aston Villa?
If Luis Suarez is available, then he could be a clever acquisition for Aston Villa.
A striker of Suarez’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Villa squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Steven Gerrard’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.
Aston Villa fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
Whether he will join Aston Villa or not remains to be seen.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.