It is rightly said that things can change suddenly and no one has any control over it, and that mantra is holding true for Luis Suarez, who has been having a roller coaster ride since last month.
His future was at stake when he was caught yet again in an incident where he bit Italian player Giorgio Chiellini. He was suspended for nine matches and banned for four months from any football-related activity, which was regarded as harsh by many football personalities.
Twist in the narrative
Then he saw a bright light at the end of the dark tunnel when Barcelona signed, sparking surprise and dissatisfaction amongst the masses. The arguments against this deal are many, but an opportunity sign a player of such caliber comes once in a blue moon.
Let's get some facts clear and simple first, Suarez was a superstar at Liverpool and he was unbeatable. I still remember reading the match preview of the much anticipated clash of Manchester City and Liverpool at Anfield which was seen as a title decider. The preview was totally centered around Suarez and even Manuel Pellegrini could not resist showing his fear.
Last season's showing
Suarez was a hurricane at Liverpool and the best person to comment on this might be a Norwich City fan - the Uruguayan was particularly prolific against the Canaries last term.
What made him such a big superstar? It was the freedom he got. He was the king of his wishes, he was like a pampered child who moved where ever he wanted and could take a shot from anywhere in the field. He had the support of some brilliant players to keep him on the right path. Ultimately, he was undoubtedly the best player at Anfield.
But will he get pampered the same way at Barcelona? Will he still have the liberty to move like a free bird at the Camp Nou? It might well turn out to be that he gets crushed under the high expectations and the competition from big stars like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Andres Iniesta.
He will face a lot of competition and he won't be able to enjoy his free scoring habit which he loved at Liverpool. He won't be the only person who is a world class striker, but will have to share that crown with Messi.
As such we might see a change in Suarez. At Liverpool he was the showstopper and he would be the first guy to take the penalty kick and a free kick to score a mind blowing goal, but he will have to sacrifice all that at Barcelona.
We have considered a lot from Suarez's point of view, so let's put our feet at Barcelona's boots. To many chefs spoil the broth.
The likes of Messi, Suarez and Neymar combining in attack would make any Catalan fan excited, but has the club gone a step too far in strengthening their striking department. Will this restrict all of them to play to their best? We have to keep in mind that all these players have a individualistic style of playing.
As this whopping transfer has already taken place , we can just sit back and wait for the next season to begin and watch the trio of Neymar, Suarez and Messi perform.
Only time will tell if this deal will be a deal which is hot or not.
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