Transfer Rumors 2013 – Juventus Still After Luis Suarez

Despite declaring time and time again that he isn’t planning on leaving Liverpool any time soon, Luis Suarez is tracked by a couple (that we know of) European clubs that at the moment promise more success and a return to Champions League football, with Juventus being the main suitors of the top scorer in the English Premier League this season.

Striker, that’s what they say Juventus need. Alessandro Matri has a total of 8 goals this season; Fabio Quagliarella has 11, and so do Mirko Vucinic and Sebastian Giovinco. Despite not being a team based on just one player to find the net, Juve would like to have the option of relying on someone up front, instead of having their midfield come up with all the ideas for goal scoring, as it’s clear Matri isn’t a world class finisher, while Vucinic and Giovinco do a much better job playing the second-striker than the target men.

Luis Suarez is leading the Premier League, so far, with 22 goals for Liverpool, who might not be in Europe next season if the current standings in England remain as they are, with both Everton and Arsenal above them, not to mention the top 4 teams and the spots for the Champions League. Without any cup competitions remaining, it’s only the league that can give Brendan Rodgers a European ticket, and they do fear that without a continental cup next season, keeping Suarez happy won’t be very easy.

Suarez won’t come cheaply – He cost £22.8 million in 2011 to bring from Ajax, so it’s quite possible his price will be around the £30 million, despite only starting to find his scoring touch this season after a rough landing from the Dutch Eredivisie. He scored only 15 goals in his first 44 league matches for the team, but despite not having another forward to play off of this season until the transfer window, he did extremely well keeping Liverpool from dropping into the relegation zone.

Bayern Munich are also rumored to be interested in the player, although it seems that since Pep Guardiola was announced as their new manager, everyone is a candidate. Suarez was sought after last season as well, and already signing Fernando Llorente on a free transfer for next year isn’t enough for a team that thinks it should be on top of European football very soon.

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