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Luis Suarez should not join Real Madrid

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Suarez wants to leave Liverpool (©GettyImages)
Suarez wants to leave Liverpool (©GettyImages).

Liverpool's controversial Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez is being constantly linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer.

The heat went up when he openly declared that he could be considering a move away from Anfield. There is no concrete evidence suggesting that he will either stay or leave, but the back pages are full of speculation.

While linking him to a team like Real Madrid, one should think on how he would fit into their system, keeping in mind that should he sign for Madrid, it would most certainly be a big-money move.

One might easily think that he would do wonders with his feet at Real Madrid, but that vision is too good to be true.

While Suarez’s current club Liverpool employs a passing system - that is: one-to-one passing with movement on and off the ball with the occasional aerial passes and through balls - Real Madrid exercise a fast build up play with a small number of passes emphasising more on counter-attacks.

Both Suarez and Real Madrid are definitely used to their current game play. So how would it look if Suarez was to be the No. 9 for Real Madrid?

While a Ronaldo-Suarez-Di Maria attack would look lethal, a pressing matter to note is that Suarez is not used to moving the ball with pace as the others are. This is clearly visible in any Liverpool game this season where he was that loose No. 9 upfront.

Whenever he got the ball, he would dribble past a player or two, getting closer to the box and then trying a shot for him or passing it to someone.

While Real Madrid players do pass the ball with precision, he would be standing like an outcast on the field as he is used to a slower build up.

Another key factor is the counter attacks Real Madrid are well versed with.

He would undoubtedly find it hard to read the deadly through balls during counter-attacks. He may be a world-class dribbler but dribbling coupled with pace would be something totally new to him.

One thing that was exceptional to note this season was the value he had in the Liverpool contingent.

He would be there in the team for any important game. He was the gun man in the spotlight. He was the one the fans cheered for scoring. It would be difficult to say whether he would get as much game time as he got in Liverpool should he sign for Real Madrid.

With added competition with the likes of Karim Benzema and Gonzalo Higuain in the same squad, he would have to work his socks off daily to earn him a spot in the team. For a striker who is at his prime like him, it would be a major setback for his career.

These may be the two cardinal issues regarding the tactical aspect if he signs for Real Madrid, but there are other factors as well that would go against El Pistolero in Spain.

Looking at these, for him and for Liverpool it would be better to stay rather than looking for greener pastures. 

  

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