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Luis Suarez 'is considering a move to Aston Villa following talks with ex team-mate Steven Gerrard'

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Luis Suarez ‘IS considering a move to Aston Villa following talks with former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard’… with Atletico Madrid star set to be available on a free in the summer

  • Steven Gerrard has already signed ex-Liverpool team-mate Philippe Coutinho
  • Reports in Spain now claim Aston Villa boss has held talks with Luis Suarez 
  • The Atletico Madrid striker is out of contract at the Spanish champions in June 
  • Gerrard and Suarez spent four years together at Anfield and nearly won league 


Luis Suarez is reportedly considering a sensational move to Aston Villa after an alleged offer to him from the Premier League club.

Villa boss Steven Gerrard has already recruited one of his former Liverpool team-mates this month following the arrival of Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona with a £33million option to buy.

But Spanish journalist Gerard Romero claims the ex-Rangers boss has now held talks with Uruguay striker Suarez over a move to Villa Park following an approach for the Atletico Madrid star.

Luis Suarez is reportedly considering a sensational return to the Premier League with Aston Villa

Luis Suarez is reportedly considering a sensational return to the Premier League with Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard (right) spent four years together with the Uruguayan (right) at Liverpool

Steven Gerrard (right) spent four years together with the Uruguayan (right) at Liverpool

Romero claims three clubs in Brazil  – namely Palmeiras, Corinthians and Atletico Mineiro – as well as another side from Saudi Arabia made offers that have been rejected by Suarez, with the ex-Barcelona forward keen to ‘focus’ on the Premier League proposal.

A potential deal would cost the West Midlands outfit absolutely nothing in the summer, with Suarez’s  contract at the Wanda Metropolitano set to expire at the end of the season, allowing him to leave on a free transfer in June.

Gerrard has spoken glowingly about Suarez in the past, labelling him as the best player he has ever played with following their four seasons together at Liverpool, where they came agonisingly close to the Premier League title in 2013-14.

‘I don’t think anyone ever looks forward to playing against Luis Suarez, he is a fantastic talent and a very dangerous player,’ Gerrard said in 2015.

Gerrard (left) has already recruited one ex-Reds team-mate in Philippe Coutinho (right)

Gerrard (left) has already recruited one ex-Reds team-mate in Philippe Coutinho (right)

‘He is a fantastic team-mate, probably the best player I have played with.

‘He’s a good guy, a family man away from the pitch, we keep in touch and have supported each other throughout our careers.’

However, Gerrard is not the only who would seemingly be keen to see Suarez back in English football, with social media also going wild ahead of a possible reunion. 

One social media user praised Gerrard’s approach, saying: ‘If this is true, Gerrard is doing bits.’

Another Twitter user meanwhile believes Gerrard’s ambitions for the club are European football, tweeting: ‘Aston Villa are serious. They want top 4.’

Gerrard described Suarez in 2015 as the best footballer that he ever played with

Gerrard described Suarez in 2015 as the best footballer that he ever played with 

But one Villa fan is not convinced: ‘As a Villa fan, I’m not sure about this. [Suarez] be coming to be on the bench?’

Suarez – who scored 21 goals in Atletico’s LaLiga triumph last term – has scored just nine in 27 appearances this season, including a goal drought in his last 10 games.

But despite his lack of form in front of goal, boss Diego Simeone stressed Suarez remains a key figure at the Spanish capital side.

‘We have spoken with Luis for two months about what I think of him, of how important he is for us and the situations that we create for him and without him on the pitch,’ Simeone said.

‘What I think of him, he knows it and I didn’t speak to him after Sevilla, I have spoken to him for two months.’

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone (right) said Suarez (left) still remains key to his plans

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone (right) said Suarez (left) still remains key to his plans

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