Controversial striker Luis Suarez has spoken of his wish to return to former club Ajax one day.
"I've always said on one day I will return at Ajax. Even if the manager doesn't want me, I'll go. For sure!" the Liverpool man told Helden Magazine in an interview that was quoted by The Daily Mail.
The 27-year-old originally left Dutch giants Ajax under rather acrimonious circumstances with, his departure coming not long after he was banned seven matches in total for biting then PSV player Otman Bakkal. Suarez never completed the ban and made two more appearances for Ajax in the Champions League before making a switch to Liverpool.
Suarez has taken the negativity of those past incidents in his stride and has let his feet do the talking this season.
The 27-year-old's impressive performances have been noticed and duly rewarded, with Suarez earning a spot in the PFA Team of the Year as well as winning the PFA Player's Player of the Year, an award that signifies the respect he has earned from his fellow professionals for his performances on the pitch.
His position as the Premier League's top scorer with 31 goals is also testament to his quality considering the fact that he was banned for the first few games of the season.
Despite all the controversy and excitement that has surrounded him, Suarez still remains down to earth and acknowledges his humble beginnings under Martin Jol.
"Ajax was the ideal club for me and I learned a lot there. I credit Ajax for teaching me to use both feet, but also how to play without the ball and how to be a team player - Martin Jol gave me a lot of confidence. I was honored when he made me captain of the team and I felt responsible." he said.
"My wife Sofia and I are crazy about Amsterdam and the lifestyle, the respect from and for everyone - We had a happy life and could live there in peace".
Suarez is considered somewhat of a legend at the Amsterdam ArenA, having scored 111 goals in a 159 games for Ajax, making him a member of an elite group alongside the likes of fellow centurions Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten and Dennis Bergkamp.
Fans of "de Amsterdammers" will be hoping that he will return one day and replicate his form in Amsterdam once he has bid farewell Liverpool.
But for now all eyes will look to Suarez as he hopes to drive the Uruguayan national team forward at the upcoming World Cup.
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