Luis Suarez: Summer Transfer Window Profile and Scouting Report

Nick Akerman@NakermanFeatured ColumnistMay 23, 2013

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is one of many names being tipped for a possible move in the summer transfer window. Here's a scouting guide and breakdown of the Uruguayan's recent stats, along with a few hints as to where he may reside next season.

Age: 26

Contract Situation: Suarez's current contract is set to expire in 2017.

Career Stops: Nacional (2005-2006), Groningen (2006-07), Ajax (2007-11), Liverpool (2011-current)

Current Campaign: Premier League—33 games, 23 goals, 5 assists; Europa League—6 games, 3 goals 

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Scouting Guide: Suarez is one of the world's most technically gifted strikers who is virtually unplayable when in top form. The Uruguayan's dribbling skills and ability to retain the ball make him consistently difficult to tackle. When given great responsibility, Suarez is usually able to deliver a prolific—and often spectacular—array of goals.

The entertaining forward squirms past defenders, often looking to draw a foul in dangerous areas. He is also known to dabble with the darker side of football; whether it's racism, biting an opponent or diving, Suarez is one of the game's more controversial characters.

Where Next? The Daily Mail reported Juventus could be set to make a move for the striker. Antonio Conte's Serie A champions are in the market for world class forwards and may be tempted into splashing out on his services.

Atletico Madrid are ready to launch a £40 million raid for Suarez, according to The Daily Mirror. The Spanish side is resigned to losing Radamel Falcao and can utilise the big-spending power of Azerbaijan's state government to complete the transfer.

The Daily Mirror also suggests incoming Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola could bring Suarez to the Bundesliga. Even so, this move is unlikely to take place unless the player hands in an official transfer request.