Luis Suarez is in talks with Argentinian facet River Plate over a free switch this summer time, 90min can verify.
The Uruguay worldwide has left Atletico Madrid after his contract expired and had been eager to stay in Europe within the build-up to the World Cup in Qatar later this 12 months.
Quite a few sides have reached out to Suarez, with former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard eager on bringing the 35-year-old to Aston Villa, however 90min has been instructed that River have emerged as favourites to get a deal performed.
River have made a proposal to Suarez and are actually assured of getting a deal over the road, with the previous Barcelona striker set to reject various provides from Europe in favour of a return to South America.
Suarez recorded his lowest aim tally in a La Liga season final 12 months, netting simply 11 occasions in 35 appearances for Atletico. His earlier lowest was 16, which he managed in each his first and final 12 months with Barcelona.
With competitors for minutes fierce within the Uruguay setup – Darwin Nunez, Edinson Cavani, Maxi Gomez and Agustin Alvarez are all searching for a spot on the World Cup – Suarez is eager to play common soccer to make sure he stays in supervisor Diego Alonso’s ideas.
Suarez was unnoticed of the Uruguay squad for the latest internationals, though the nation’s FA cited each health causes and the striker’s seek for a brand new membership as causes for his omission.
Ought to his transfer to River undergo, Suarez would fill the void left by the departing Julian Alvarez, who will be a part of Manchester Metropolis this summer time.
River are additionally set to lose younger midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who has snubbed Wolves’ advances in favour of a transfer to Benfica.