It is undeniable that Luis Suarez is one of the ferocious attackers who has played for FC Barcelona. His presence on the field is a separate spotlight for football lovers. Although often involved in controversial matters, the achievements achieved by players from Uruguay are no less brilliant.
Starting his career through many steep roads, Suarez finally landed in Europe when he joined the Dutch Eredivisie club, Groningen. When joining the club, Suarez was still 19 years old. His fellow Uruguay teammate, Bruno Silva, helped him settle in the Netherlands and play for his new team. Suarez also worked very hard to learn Dutch.
After appearing quite stunning, his talent was in demand by Ajax Amsterdam. At a cost of around 7.5 million euros, Suarez officially landed on the capital’s team. It is with this club that his ability is far developed. He became a goal-craving striker and often helped the team to win.
Together with Ajax, Suarez managed to score 111 goals in 159 appearances. He was also recognized as a club legend and his name was aligned with players such as van Basten, Bergkamp, Frank De Boer to Henk ten Cate.
From Ajax, Suarez was attracted by the British giants Liverpool. At a cost of 22.5 million euros, he officially joined the Reds. Coming up with a million hopes, Suarez started the competition with his extraordinary. He continues to be the mainstay of The Kop and is considered to be able to give a title that has long been the dream for fans.
However, despite extending his contract with Liverpool, Suarez did not get what he expected. He was frustrated and planned to leave. Right in 2013, Suarez thought to leave Anfield Stadium.
Knowing the situation, Arsenal immediately made a movement by preparing an offer worth 40 million pounds. At that time, Suarez also almost accepted the offer of the Gunners. This was justified by Arsene Wenger. He claimed that his team almost got Luis Suarez in 2013. At that time, said Wenger, Suarez had even agreed verbally to join the London Cannon Team. However, at that time Liverpool was reluctant to release their best striker.
“Suarez is really close for us to get. We have agreed with each other, but then Liverpool won’t let him go. “
The Frenchman also said, the Reds instead added a high fence that fortified Suarez by renewing his contract. Finally, Arsenal failed to get the Uruguayan.
After a while, Suarez revealed why he had not joined Arsenal. Steven Gerrard, the former Liverpool captain advised Suarez not to join Arsenal in a hurry. At that time Gerrard was sure if there would be a more attractive offer for Suarez in the future.
“We qualified for the Europa League, but the season ended badly. I planned to go to Arsenal, forcing myself to leave. Then Steven said ‘I promise that if you survive this season, you will be racing and next year will go to Bayern, Barcelona, Real Madrid or any team you want. Hang in on this season because you won’t be better at Arsenal, ‘
“This was my last conversation with Gerrard at the time and I told the agent that I had decided to stay. Gerrard’s words convinced me at that time. “
Sure enough, right in 2014, Suarez was officially recruited by the Spanish giant, FC Barcelona. The result was fairly successful. He managed to present the La Liga title, Copa Del Rey, until the European Champions League. Until now when he is 32 years old, Suarez is still worth mentioning as one of the deadliest strikers.