Manchester City are poised to make a “huge investment” this summer in Luis Suarez, who remains the biggest threat to their title aspirations this year.
The Liverpool striker is said to be aware of the Sky Blues’ interest and “will decide his future at the end of the season”. City are expected to offload Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko in the off season and with the money made on those two sales, the club will make Liverpool an irresistible offer for the Uruguayan striker.
It was only last month Liverpool owner John Henry confirmed that Suarez did indeed have a “buyout clause of £40m” in his contract that Arsenal attempted to initiate last summer but which Liverpool ignored – to the alleged anger of Suarez.
The Uruguayan has responded by signing a new Liverpool deal and scoring a hatful of goals for the Reds. However, friends of Suarez told the paper that he sees his 29 goals as “a personal revenge” on Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. Taking a team to the brink of the league title seems like a funny sort of revenge, but there you go.
So far Suarez has given no clue to what his decision might be, it’s believed a lot will rest on the wishes of his wife and what she believes is best for their young family.
And have Premier League pacesetters Liverpool resigned themselves to the loss of Suarez in the summer? The Daily Star thinks so, with the paper reporting that the Reds are “watching Swiss wonder kid Michael Frey” ahead of a £5m summer bid. The 19-year-old Frey has been grabbing goals for Young Boys of Berne this season with monotonous regularity and apparently Liverpool scouts have been tailing the teenager since January.
The Star says the scouts have told Rodgers that the 6ft 2in Frey has what it takes to thrive in the Premier League although the Reds aren’t the only club interested in the strapping striker. Juventus and Borussia Moenchengladbach are also circling the Swiss Under-21s star but it’s said he would prefer the rough and tumble of the Premier League to anywhere else.
City have said they will wait to the end of the season before going into talks with Suarez about any deals.
Written by Steve Milne