Luis Suárez talks about his aborted transfer to Real Madrid


By: Manu Tournoux

Luis Suárez contributed to FC Barcelona's finest hours with the MSN (Messi, Suárez, Neymar). Holder at the forefront of the attack from 2014 to 2020, “El Pistolero” won everything with the Catalan club with a Champions League (2015), Liga (2015, 2016, 2018, 2019) and Copa del Rey ( 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018). Now at Inter Miami, with his former partners from Barça (Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquet and Lionel Messi), the Uruguayan spoke about his possibility of joining the rival club in 2014 : Real Madrid. The Merengue club wanted to attract the Liverpool player to replace Karim Benzema.

“My agent spoke to Real Madrid. They wanted to sign me before the 2014 World Cup. It was practically already agreed” he said in a Youtube video of the Uruguayan selection. In Brazil, Barça came to the news and Luis Suárez changed course. Playing at Barça “always (been) my dream”. The story was beautiful since Luis Suárez then scored a total of 197 goals for the Catalan club. Karim Benzema, by staying at Real Madrid, fulfilled his dream of winning the Ballon d'Or in 2022.

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