Suarez told to leave Liverpool

2014-06-24 10:44
Luis Suarez (Supplied)

Cape Town - Liverpool’s efforts to hold on to Luis Suárez were put under further pressure after his father-in-law claimed the striker should join Barcelona or Real Madrid.

The Telegraph reports that Gustavo Balbi, the prolific hitman's father-in-law, said England’s World Cup conqueror had “nothing left to prove” in his adopted country.

This further added fuel to the rumours that the 27-year-old Uruguayan plans to quit Anfield this summer.

English football’s player of the season, signed a new 4½-year contract only last December.

This after a bizarre transfer bid from Arsenal almost 12 months prior.

Balbi, who lives in the Catalan capital, indicated his son-in-law was ready to renege on that commitment after various sources were reporting that  the Spanish giants Barcelona were readying a £82 million bid for the player.  

“It is the right time for a change,” Balbi told La Sexta.

“He has nothing left to prove in England. The best solution would be if he were to go to Spain. We want him close to us. It does not matter which team he signs for.”

Suarez will be in action for Uruguay as they look to beat Italy in a Group D encounter tonight. Kickoff is at 6pm.

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