Luis Suarez is not a transfer target for London club West Ham United this summer. This is according to Italian transfer guru Fabrizio Romano via media outlet Caughtoffside. He revealed that the Hammers are not interested in signing Luis Suarez who’s available on a free transfer, but things can change quickly with players who are no longer attached to a club. The Italian journalist was responding to rumours linking West Ham United with the veteran Uruguayan striker.
West Ham United are not the only Premier League team linked with Luis Suarez. Aston Villa have also been linked with the player due to his relationship with manager Steven Gerrard. Suarez and Gerrard were Liverpool teammates for over three years before the latter left the Reds to sign for Barcelona shortly after the World Cup tournament in Brazil in 2014.
Luis Suarez is a free agent after his contract at Spanish club Atletico Madrid ran out at the end of last month. He moved to Atletico Madrid two years ago after being forcefully ejected by new manager Ronald Koeman at Barcelona. Suarez had one year left on his Barcelona contract at the time. Juventus came close to signing him before he ended up at Atletico Madrid for just €6m. In his first year at Atletico Madrid, Luis Suarez was the go-to man for goals as they won the La Liga title for the first time in seven years last summer. He scored the winner as Atletico Madrid recorded a 2-1 comeback victory over Real Valladolid to win the La Liga title ahead of city rivals Real Madrid.
Suarez didn’t have much of an influence in his second season at Atletico Madrid in comparison with his first season as they lost the La Liga title to Real Madrid. He spent a lot of time on the bench as well in comparison to his debut season at the club.