Luis Suarez could play for the same team as Giorgio Chiellini and Gareth Bale, whose shoulder he once bit, if the rumors about him joining Los Angeles FC are true.
The 35-year-old former striker of Liverpool and Barcelona is currently without a contract after his deal with Atletico Madrid expired.
Luis Suarez has acknowledged that he has had offers from five or six MLS clubs and is considering his options.
“The market in MLS is very complex. Some clubs want you, but they don’t have the slots, and so it would have to be for January,” Suárez told Radio Sport 890.
“Other teams are interested in you right away, but I need to determine whether they have a chance to make the playoffs.
“I’m not closing the door to anyone and I’ve listened to all the offers. But if some MLS teams don’t qualify for the playoffs, they end their season in the first week of October, and that’s not useful for me because I would stop for a month ahead of the World Cup, which wouldn’t be good for me.”
According to ESPN’s Taylor Twellman, LAFC is making a strong effort to sign Suarez, the Uruguayan nation’s all-time leading scorer. He is allegedly “closer than ever” to relocating to the city of Angels.
Suarez would team up with newly acquired superstar signings Carlos Vela and Gareth Bale to form arguably the best front three in MLS history, but he would also be on the same side as a player he had developed a close bond with.
Chiellini, a 37-year-old Juventus veteran, has joined LAFC for free using the Targeted Allocation Money option.
When Uruguay and Italy faced off in the World Cup group stage back in 2014, there was an altercation on the field.
Suarez bit a rival and left severe bite marks on Chiellini’s shoulder, not for the first time. He was given a four-month suspension from all football-related activities in addition to a nine-match international suspension, though this was eventually reduced.
Suarez believed his move to Barcelona would not go through because he failed to celebrate Diego Godin’s game-winning goal.
In contrast, Chiellini pardoned Suarez and stated in his autobiography that he had “always admired” him.
They were set to join Juventus as teammates in 2020, but Suarez lied on his citizenship test, preventing the deal.
As a striker for the Uruguayan national team, Luis Alberto Suárez Dáz (born 24 January 1987) is a professional football player from Uruguay. He is currently unemployed.
He is referred to as El Pistolero (the “Gunman”) and is renowned for his passing, goal-scoring, and ease with the ball.
One of the greatest strikers of all time and one of the best players of his period are both considered to be Suárez. Suárez has won the Pichichi Trophy, the Eredivisie Golden Boot, the Premier League Golden Boot, and two European Golden Shoes. For club and country, he has scored more than 500 goals in his career.
- Primera División: 2005–06
- Eredivisie: 2010–11
- KNVB Cup: 2009–10
- Football League Cup: 2011–12
- FA Cup runner-up: 2011–12
- La Liga: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
- Copa del Rey: 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
- Supercopa de España: 2016, 2018
- UEFA Champions League: 2014–15
- UEFA Super Cup: 2015
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2015
- La Liga: 2020–21
- Copa América: 2011
- FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 2010
- Ajax Player of the Year (Rinus Michels Award): 2008–09, 2009–10
- Dutch Footballer of the Year: 2009–10
- Eredivisie Golden Boot: 2009–10
- IFFHS World’s Best Top Division Goalscorer: 2010, 2014, 2016
- Copa América Best Player: 2011
- Copa América Team Of The Tournament: 2011
- PFA Team of the Year: 2012–13 Premier League, 2013–14 Premier League
- Liverpool Player of the Season: 2012–13, 2013–14
- Premier League Player of the Month: December 2013, March 2014
- Liverpool Players’ Player of the Season: 2013–14
- Liverpool Goal of the Season: 2013–14
- PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2013–14
- FWA Footballer of the Year: 2013–14
- Premier League Player of the Season: 2013–14
- Premier League Golden Boot: 2013–14
- FSF Player of the Year: 2013–14
- European Golden Shoe: 2013–14, 2015–16
- Trofeo EFE: 2014–15, 2020–21
- UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2014–15, 2015–16
- ESM Team of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
- FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2015
- FIFA Club World Cup Golden Boot: 2015
- FIFA Club World Cup MVP of the Final Match Trophy: 2015
- La Liga Pichichi Trophy: 2015–16
- Copa del Rey top scorer: 2015–16
- La Liga Best World Player: 2015–16
- Barcelona Player of the Season (Trofeo Aldo Rovira): 2015–16
- UEFA La Liga Team of The Season: 2015–16, 2016–17
- FIFA FIFPro World11: 2016
- La Liga Player of the Month: May 2016, December 2017, October 2018, December 2019
- Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano: 2020–21