Tottenham enter race to sign Suarez

Tottenham Hotspurs are set lining up an ambitious move for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

Despite Liverpool’s insistence that the player will not be sold to a domestic rivals or the players own admission that his desire to move is down to the fact that he wants to play Champions League football the Daily Star are reporting that Spurs have made Suarez their top target should Gareth Bale leave.

Real Madrid are closing in on a world record swoop for Welshman Bale and with Spurs set to pocket a sum close to £100 million they are ready to hand over half of that to Liverpool in a bid to bring Suarez to London.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy knows that he will need to land a marquee signing to replace Bale and has placed the 26 year old Uruguayan on top of his list.

Levy faces a tough task in persuading Liverpool to do business especially given the Merseysider’s hard-line stance with the player.

Suarez has been ordered to train away from the first team following his accusations that the club have broken promises made last season. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has also revealed that the player will not be allowed back into the fold unless his apologises to him and his team-mates for his recent behaviour.

Relationship between club and player continue to deteriorate and at this stage it would appear in the best interests that the player move on although with club owner John W Henry claiming it is getting too late in the window to find a replacement that appears unlikely.

Bayern Munich are believed to be lurking behind the scenes ready to move whilst Real Madrid continue to be linked. A move to Europe would appeal more to Liverpool and whilst the club are unwilling to talk to the Premier League rivals a bid from Germany or Spain might be more agreeable.

Suarez’s fellow countryman Edinson Cavani has become the latest star to wade into the let him go/make him stay argument saying that Liverpool should “reward” the players loyalty for staying last season.

“The Liverpool coach can talk about loyalty and disrespect, but maybe he needs to look up what it means,’ said Cavani.

‘Luis had the chance last year to join a big club like Juventus, who went on to win the league in Italy.

‘But, instead, he chose to stay and fight with Liverpool. Now, that’s what you call loyalty.

‘I’ve known about his agreement with Liverpool and understood that he would be leaving, if they were not playing in the Champions League.’

Trevor Keane

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.

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