LUIS Suarez could return to the Premier League with a £100 million bid being lined up; Arsenal want to sign a Brazilian playmaker; and Tottenham are keen to snap up a striker from Spain – the top stories from the Sunday papers.
‘Suarez could return to the Premier League’ – Manchester City are lining up a £100 million bid to buy Luis Suarez, that’s according to the Mail on Sunday. Suarez has come to the fore for Barcelona for the first time this season since his £75m move from Liverpool last summer, but overall since joining Barcelona things have not worked out perfectly for the striker. City are apparently aware of that and would pay a huge amount to take the player now that they realise that their ambition to sign Lionel Messi is unlikely to ever come to fruition. The paper cites ‘Football Grapevine’ sources that the striker is ready to find a different role playing elsewhere.
Paper Round’s view: The Uruguayan’s two goals in Barca’s 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium would seem to have given City no way back when it comes to the Champions League last-16 second leg at the Camp Nou and so it is unsurprising that they would be interested in signing the prolific striker. But while he may not have hit the heights expected by some so far at Barcelona there is no suggestion – apart from the Mail’s ‘Football Grapevine’ sources – that he would want to leave Spain already. Indeed, other reports have claimed that he is already a fan favourite due to his work rate and intelligence. This one may be a tad unrealistic, despite City’s vast wealth.