MADRID, Spain, May 29 – Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has admitted it would be hard to turn down an offer from Real Madrid should it arrive in the coming months.
The Uruguayan is rumoured to be a target for Los Blancos as president Florentino Perez tries to refresh the squad after a disappointing season in which Jose Mourinho’s side failed to win a major trophy.
“I have a contract with Liverpool, but it would be very difficult to say no to Real Madrid” he told Uruguayan radio station Radio sport 890 on Wednesday.
Suarez has been a controversial figure in England with moments of brilliance on the field being overshadowed by a ban for racist abuse towards Patrice Evra in 2011 and he is currently serving a 10-game suspension for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in April.
And he claims he is fed up with the criticsm he has received from the English media.
“I’m happy at Liverpool thanks to the fans. I have committed an error, I am human, but they’ve talked about me in ways they shouldn’t have. My family have suffered and things have gone beyond the limits
“I am tired of it. My daughter and my wife have suffered. I’m not prepared to continue suffering at the hands of the English journalists.
“I suffered a lot as a kid to get where I am just to be attacked unfairly by the English press. They haven’t appreciated me as a player, they’ve just judged my attitude.”
Suarez signed a new five-year deal at Liverpool just last year, but despite the Uruguayan’s 23 Premier League goals, Brendan Rodgers’ side failed once more to qualify for the Champions League increasing the possibility that they may be forced to sell their most prized asset before the start of next season.
“Tengo contrato en el Liverpool, pero sería muy difícil decir que no al Real Madrid
Estoy agradecido al Liverpool, soy feliz gracias a los aficionados. Cometí un error, soy un humano, pero se ha hablado de mí en aspectos que no se deben, mi familia ha sufrido y se han pasado límites.
Me he cansado. Mi hija y mi esposa han sufrido. No estoy preparado para seguir sufriendo a los periodistas ingleses.
Sufrí mucho de niño para llegar a donde estoy como para estar siendo machacado por la prensa inglesa de forma injusta. No se me valoró como jugador, sólo por mi actitud.