Liverpool star Luis Suarez has reportedly been unhappy since late May. The Reds' striker claims that his image has been tarnished and that the British media has victimised him.
Arsenal have aggressively declared their interest already, with reports suggesting that they are submitting an improved £35 million offer today for Suarez. However, Brendan Rodgers declares he wants Suarez on the Liverpool roster for next year.
Still, many clubs pursue the unhappy striker. Suarez's goal scoring touch (23 goals in 33 Premier League matches last season) is enough to overshadow his numerous run-ins with the FA.
Here are the clubs that would work best with, and for, Suarez.
Suarez would be a perfect addition into the stacked attack of Real Madrid. His finishing ability is better than that of both Gonzalo Higuain and Karim Benzema. Higuain has been linked with a move to Arsenal which would certainly leave a nice chunk of playing time for Suarez.His goal tally would also be likely to improve playing next to a world class player such as Cristiano Ronaldo.
At Liverpool the 26-year-old Uruguayan had plenty of good service, but ultimately, he provided their only consistent goal-scoring threat. Whether from parried and powerful Ronaldo shots or crosses, Suarez's task would be made much easier by Los Blancos. And who wouldn't love to see Suarez in the heat of battle during a Real Madrid-Barcelona classic?
Bayern Munich are the defending UEFA Champions League champions, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement. Mario Mandzukic scored a crucial goal in the Champions League Final, but let's not kid ourselves. He does not get near the finishing ability of Luis Suarez.
Mario Gomez is gone - after heading to Fiorentina. Again, another slot has opened up for Luis Suarez. Sure, Mandzukic was efficient but that was certainly made easier by the attacking threats of Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and the rest of a team that dominated possession.
This is definitely a step up from Raheem Sterling, an ageing Steven Gerrard, and Daniel Sturridge (no disrespect to any of them but they obviously are not as prolific as Bayern's attackers). Again, Suarez would have less pressure on his shoulders and would also be in a position to expand on his terrific form.
If Suarez feels so threatened by the British media, he should leave. However, Liverpool makes more sense than Arsenal for several reasons. Suarez has a coach at Liverpool who trusts him and stands by him (remember the post-match interview after the biting incident?) A move to Arsenal would not necessarily mollify his critics, who could then claim him disloyal as well.
So why not stay loyal to a club that has put up with his antics, stood by him through even the most outrageous incidents, tried to provide an umbrella to protect him from the downpour of criticism, and continues to want him still? Not a bad idea for Suarez.
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