Luis Suarez has opened up fresh speculation linking him with a move away from Anfield this summer by telling Spanish newspaper Marca he hopes Liverpool will listen to him if he wants to leave.
Suarez is reported to be keen on a switch to Real Madrid and these, his most recent comments, seem to further pave the way for his move to Spain.
“First I have a contract with the club, but if one day I want to sign [for another club], Liverpool will hear the offer, as it does with other players,” he is quoted by Sky Sports as telling the Spanish sports daily.
“They must agree with other teams, but the word of the player, in this case mine, is important. If you need a change, you should listen to the player.
“Every player aspires [to be the best] and if you ask a child of eight years they would say one day they would go to Real Madrid or Barcelona.”
Suarez has kept no secret of his discontent with his relationship with the English media and fans of other clubs following criticism of his controversial on-the-pitch incidents.
The 26-year-old Uruguayan international has been embroiled in a racism row, offensive gesturing, claims of diving and a bite on Chelsea‘s Branislav Ivanovic during his first two and a half years at Anfield.
He had previously been involved in a biting incident in Holland, when he played for Ajax.
Suarez really couldn’t make it much more obvious his heart is on a switch to La Liga, and most probably Real. Unfortunately nothing official is likely to happen until the end of the Confederations Cup, which kicks off tonight with Brazil vs Japan.
Only then can Liverpool begin their efforts to keep him at Anfield, but it sounds like Suarez’s mind is already made up.