Barcelona’s star striker Luis Suarez has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer for some time now, but not many believe there is a lot of truth in this. However, according to Seattle Sounders’ Nicholas Lodeiro, who plays with Suarez for Uruguay’s national team, it’s just a matter of time before this becomes a reality.
Lodeiro had an interview with MLSsoccer.com on Thursday and revealed that Suarez is genuinely interested in playing soccer in the United States, but Barcelona isn’t ready to let him leave just yet.
“I think you need to convince Barcelona. He wants to come to MLS,” – said Lodeiro. “He is always asking me about the league. “
Lodeiro believes that Suarez will eventually end up making a move to MLS.
“Sooner or later he’ll come to MLS, though.” – he added. “Well, hopefully. He likes the league. He’s always asking me things about it. I think it’s only a matter of time before he’s out here.”
Reportedly, Barcelona would let Luis Suarez leave if they can find a fitting replacement for him. La Liga giants tried to do something about this in the summer but eventually failed to get the players they wanted. Also, considering the fact that the 32-year-old has a contract until 2021, they wouldn’t be ready to let him leave for free. This might be an obstacle to MLS clubs, which are not keen on spending big fees on players.
Suarez remains effective despite his age and he has already scored eight goals in twelve matches this season. This allowed him to move to fourth place on Barca’s all-time scoring list with 185 goals.