On Wednesday, Barcelona will start negotiations with Liverpool concluded a deal for Reds striker Luis Suarez. Officials from both societies will gather in London to discuss a deal for the 27-year-old Uruguay international.
Suarez, who has four years staying on his Liverpool contract, is serving a four-month ban for biting Italy’s Georgio Chiellini during the World Cup.
Liverpool are likely to take an offer of £80m in Suarez, who got together in £22.7m from Ajax in 2011. Liverpool is pragmatic about Suarez’s ambitions and are aware that he would welcome a move in Spain and especially in Barcelona.
On Monday, Suarez apologized for biting Chiellini, after which Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta stated: “Suarez has shown he is lowly enough to admit an error, which is really significant.
On Tuesday, Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who finished his move to Barcelona from Sevilla, also praised Suarez. Not every individual has that strength to admit they have done something stupid. Anyhow even if the club signs him or not, his quality is unquestionable.”