Luis Suarez to make EPL return?


Atletico Madrid star Luis Suarez has reportedly rejected multiple offers as he eyes a potential return to the Premier League.

The Uruguay international's current contract expires at the end of this season, and reports have recently emerged suggesting that the forward is looking for his next move.

According to Spanish reporter Gerard Romero, the 34-year-old has already decided where his next destination will be.

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Suarez is understood to have rejected offers from Brazilian sides Palmeiras, Corinthians and Atletico Mineiro, and is also believed to have said no to a transfer to a Saudi Arabian club.

Per Romero, the striker is ruling out such moves because he wants to sign for Aston Villa, where he would join up with his former Liverpool teammates Philippe Coutinho, who recently completed a loan switch to the Villans from FC Barcelona, and Steven Gerrard, who is the West Midlands club's head coach.  

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However, the potential deal will most likely only take place at end of the 2021/22 campaign, when the attacker will be free to leave the Wanda Metropolitano upon the expiry of his contract, as he appears to be a vital cog in Diego Simeone's side this season, having made 27 appearances across all competitions so far.

Gerrard and Suarez enjoyed a good relationship in their time together on Merseyside, with the Uruguayan once admitting that his ex-captain singlehandedly stopped him from joining Arsenal in 2013. 

Here is Suarez's Premier League goalscoring record, per the league's official website


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