United miss out of Eredivisie target

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Manchester United have reportedly been priced out of a move for Ajax striker Luis Suarez.

The 23-year-old striker has been on the Old Trafford radar for several seasons now, with Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson a known admirer of the attacking talent.

However, the Dutch giants £30 million asking price is a figure too high for the Red Devils, according to The Daily Star.

The Uruguayan international began his career with homeland club Nacional, but was snapped up by Eredivisie side Groningen after just one season as a professional.

An €800,000 price tag had no influence on the teenager, who scored a goal every three games during his first season in european football.

Ajax wasted no time in moving for the forward, and paid €7.5 million the following season to bring Suarez to the Amsterdam Arena.

His form for the Godenzonen has been nothing short of brilliant, with last season being his best. 49 goals in 48 appearances proves his stunning ability, and it's no surprise that United have been tracking the youngster.

Revelations of the Glazer family's financial problems is thought to have affected the spending power of the Premier League giants, although the club have always insisted that money is available to the manager should he wish to spend it.

This inability to spend big could affect United's activity this summer, and Suarez might not be the only player they miss out on in the current transfer window.

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