Luis Suarez hints at MLS switch before hanging up his shoes as ex-Liverpool hero admits he would ‘love to have the experience’ of playing in America … but insists he is still hungry for self-sufficiency proof at the highest level at Atletico.
- Luis Suarez has had a great season since he was forced out by Barcelona
- The Uruguayan has scored 19 goals in 30 LaLiga appearances so far this season
- His scoring record could shoot Diego Simeone’s Atletico squad to the league title
- But the 34-year-old has admitted that a move to the US could interest him in the future
Luis Suarez has admitted that he would like to play in Major League Soccer towards the end of his career, but stressed his desire to continue to prove himself at Atletico Madrid.
The Uruguayan striker, 34, has scored 19 goals in 30 league games this season to potentially dismiss Atletico to the LaLiga title in his first season, after being eliminated by Barcelona last summer, to capitalize on Lionel Messi’s frustration .
And although Suarez wants to continue at the highest level for the time being, he said Athlete’s Club moving to America before hanging up his boots would be an enticing option.
Luis Suarez of Atletico Madrid admitted moving to MLS before retiring
The Uruguayan striker was in good goal form, with 19 goals in 30 games this season
He said: ‘Two years ago, when I played for Barcelona, I would have said I would like to finish there, but then circumstances arise.
Now that I’m here and I’m happy, consider playing for a few more years, keep playing and then when the time comes, you have another option and you have to make decisions.
‘It’s actually difficult. I’d love to have experience playing in the United States, but you never know.
He was forced out by Barcelona last summer and wants to continue to prove himself at the highest level
Diego Simeone’s squad knows they will win the LaLiga title if they win their last two games
‘Coming to Atletico was a very big challenge for me. Last year I was criticized and it was said that I could no longer compete for big things, or that I could not compete at a high level at Barcelona.
“That creates a challenge for you at an individual level, because it ensures that you want to continue to show that you belong to the elite of football.”
Diego Simeone’s side tops the league with two points with two games to go, knowing that if they win their last two games against Osasuna and Real Valladolid, they will win their first national title since 2013-14.