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Aston Villa emerge front runners to sign Luis Suarez: Reports

Suarez has scored 34 goals for Atletico in 82 games after joining in 2020 from Barca.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 17 May 2022 8:05 pm

Luis Suarez bids an emotional farewell to his stint with the club Atletico Madrid came to an end on Sunday. His final appearance came as a 1-1 draw against Sevilla in front of the home crowd. The star striker was brought off in the 64th minute of the game against Sevilla, and received a round of applause from the spectators.

While sitting on the bench, Suarez was seen putting his training jersey over his face ato hide tears. While his association with Atletico came to an end, the football fraternity has started speculating over his next association. Reports have claimed that Barcelona and Ajax have both shown keen interest in securing the services of the star striker, but Aston Villa is emerging as the front-runner.

Steven Gerrard’s club is reportedly determined to get the Uruguayan international as they look to add more goals and guile to their front line next season. The club recently signed Philippe Coutinho from FC Barcelona. The Brazilian spent the second half of the season on loan at Villa Park and has now signed a four-year deal for €20million.

Aston Villa was reportedly linked with Gerrard’s former Liverpool teammate in January, only for the club to rule out buying Suarez later. But, as the veteran striker is now available on a free transfer this summer, Villa is hoping to grab his services. However, Sevilla too are reported to also be monitoring the situation as they need a proven La Liga centre forward for next season.

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