Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has in father-in-law to thank for a new round of speculation surrounding his future tonight, after Gustavo Balbi told La Sexta that the Uruguay talisman has "nothing left to prove" at Anfield and should seek to further his ambitions with a summer switch to La Liga.
Suarez has been persistently linked with a blockbuster £68m switch to either Barcelona or Real Madrid in recent weeks, with both La Liga giants hungry for a new star recruit after conceding the title to Atletico Madrid last season.
The 27-year-old is busy preparing for Uruguay's crunch World Cup clash with Italy that will decide who joins Costa Rica in progressing from Group D to the last 16, but try telling that to Balbi.
TIME TO MOVE ON?
Sofia Suarez's father is adamant Liverpool should understand if his son-in-law wants to further his career with a summer transfer following a quite incredible season for Liverpool, telling La Sexta: "He has nothing else to prove (in England).
“It is the right moment for a change. He would not go to another English team out of respect for Liverpool. If he leaves the Premier League, his best option would be to play in Spain."
HOW WILL RODGERS REACT?
Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is no stranger to exit talk surrounding last season's star man, who if even possible has enhanced his reputation even further at the World Cup after a miraculous recovery from injury.
Suarez had an operation on his meniscus on May 22nd but returned in devastating fashion to knock England out of the World Cup last Thursday, scoring a brace including a decisive second with a clinical finish from close range with the clock ticking.
Uruguay's efforts at the South American showpiece have been Suarez's sole focus over the last month, but unfortunately for Rodgers as soon as their participation in the tournament ends the rumour mill will be back in full swing.
BARCA, MADRID or LIVERPOOL?
Rodgers will be well aware that a consequence of a 31-goal Premier League season Suarez will be linked with a move away, but rather than fighting off Premier League rivals Arsenal like last summer there is the lure of La Liga to contend with.
Barca in particular are attempting to implement sweeping change under new manager Luis Enrique and have the funds to match their ambitions, but already have Lionel Messi and Neymar, which leaves little room for a third South American star.
Madrid meanwhile are back in the market for another quality forward after the world-record purchase of Gareth Bale last year, with Suarez fitting in the bill in another potential raid of the Premier League.
Liverpool are in a very strong position and now have Suarez under contract until 2018, while also offering the same Champions League football that the forward craved so desperately last summer.
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