Manchester City could make Luis Suarez the most expensive footballer ever as they consider the possibility of a £100 million bid for the Barcelona striker according to reports.
Since moving to Spain things have not worked out perfectly for the forward, 28, and he is yet to settle in although he has scored five times in his 15 outings for the La Liga side.
The main hindrance in any sort of deal happening in the summer is Barcelona’s transfer embargo. They currently cannot buy players until 2016 after breaching Financial Fair Play regulations for the illegal signings of players under 18.
The chances of this transfer occurring anytime soon are very slim, with Suarez only just joining Barcelona from Liverpool in the summer of last year in a deal worth around £75 million.
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With the Catalan side’s current embargo it would be foolish of them if they were to sell one of their star strikers as they would not be able to buy a replacement due to their current predicament involving FFP.
City do have the funds at their disposal to purchase the Uruguay international although they would looking at a hefty sum if they were to step up their interest in the former Liverpool man. The Spanish giants have always been keen admirers of City’s talisman Sergio Aguero and maybe a straight swap for these two players could be in question within the future.
With Suarez scoring two goals in the Champions League fixture at the Etihad it looks like City’s chances of reaching the quarterfinals are all but over with the second leg fixture to be played away at the Nou Camp.