bwin has installed Real Madrid as the odds-on favourites to sign Luis Suarez this summer after the Liverpool striker appeared to issue a ‘come and get me’ plea to the Spanish giants in an interview with Uruguayan radio station Sport 890 last night.
As bwin reported yesterday, Suarez’s future at Anfield has been the source of much speculation with the controversial striker, currently suspended for ten games for biting the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic, courted by Europe’s top clubs.
But even though Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has always insisted his 30-goal striker is not for sale, the former Ajax man seemed to sow the first seeds of a transfer when he admitted he would find it difficult to turn down a move to the Spanish capital.
“I’ve talked to my agent, there’s nothing concrete,” Suarez told the station. “To say no to Madrid would always be difficult and more so with the team they have. I have a contract with Liverpool, but it would be very difficult to say no to Real Madrid. There are a lot of rumours in the transfer period, but you never know until firm offers are made.
“I’ve talked to the coach [Rodgers], and he knows what I want. He was a player. Some of the players understand my situation – enough said.”
Madrid president Florentino Perez added fuel to the fire by calling Suarez “a great player… we can’t talk about players from other clubs but if you ask me if I like Luis Suarez then, yes” and bwin has gone 19/20 that Liverpool’s number seven ends up at the Bernabeu in the current transfer window.
That appears to be his most likely destination looking at the odds, with Claudio Ranieri’s Monaco – who have already spent nearly £100 million on new players following their promotion to Ligue 1 – the next team in the betting at 18/1, followed by Italian champions Juventus at 20/1 and Manchester City at 22/1.
Atletico Madrid, who are losing star striker Falcao to Monaco, are 25/1, while Paris Saint-Germain are priced up at 33/1.
Suarez is 17/20 to still be the club he joined for £22.5 million a year and a half ago on 1st September, and the same price to have signed for any other club.