Aston Villa transfer 'would definitely interest' 130-cap superstar

Reported Aston Villa target Luis Suarez would definitely be interested in moving to Villa Park this summer, claims transfer insider Dean Jones.

The 35-year-old is set to leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season when his contract expires and has been linked with a switch to Steven Gerrard’s side.

What is the latest news involving Suarez?

The Athletic’s Gregg Evans recently reported that Gerrard will monitor Suarez’s situation in the summer, with the Uruguayan striker heading towards the Wanda Metropolitano exit door.

Despite firing Atletico to the La Liga title last season after scoring 21 goals, he has not always been a starter under Diego Simeone this term, finding himself on the bench in the recent 1-0 Champions League win over Manchester United.

Suarez is obviously a player who Gerrard knows well, as the two lined up alongside each other at Liverpool before the forward’s £75m move to Barcelona in 2014.

It is his ability to find the back of the net, though, that will appeal to the Villa boss. Across his spells with Atletico, Liverpool, Barcelona and Ajax, Suarez has scored over 400 goals, with 69 of those coming in the Premier League during his time at Anfield.

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What has Jones said about Suarez to Villa?

Jones thinks linking up with Gerrard again is something that would definitely appeal to Suarez.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the insider said: “Given the situation that Suarez is in, I think it’s something that would definitely interest him.”

Could Villa really end up signing Suarez?

There is no reason why not. Again, it looks like his time in Madrid is coming to an end, while Villa have already shown they can land players of that calibre.

The Premier League outfit, of course, signed another one of Gerrard’s ex-Liverpool team-mates back in January when Philippe Coutinho joined on loan from Barcelona.

That loan also came with an option to buy. Take that up and it could tempt Suarez, who may feel he can still play for an ambitious team.

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Like with Gerrard, there is also a link with Coutinho, with the 130-cap Uruguay international playing with the Villa playmaker at both Liverpool and Barcelona.

Right now, it is an exciting time to be a Villa supporter. They are a club on the up under Gerrard after bringing in Coutinho, and if they can keep hold of the Brazilian and add Suarez to the mix, you would expect that ascent to continue.

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