Real Madrid Transfer News: Luis Suarez Would Thrive for Spanish Giants

Stuart Newman@@StuNewmanSportFeatured ColumnistJune 6, 2014

Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his side's third goal a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, May 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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Though the trio of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, the "BBC," had a remarkable season at the Bernabeu in the last campaign, adding the likes of Luis Suarez to the mix would only make it better.

The Liverpool man scored 31 Premier League goals last season, per, being central behind the Reds’ title charge and scooping deserved personal honours throughout the campaign.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 26:  Steven Gerrard of Liverpool celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mate Luis Suarez (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield on March 26, 2014 in Liverpool, England.  (Ph
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However, Suarez could be on his way out of Anfield this summer, with Simon Johnson of the London Evening Standard reporting that Real Madrid are set to launch a £70 million bid for the Uruguayan.

Johnson writes that though Suarez signed a four-and-a-half year deal with Liverpool in December, his contract includes a £70 million release clause that Madrid are willing to match to make him their next Galactico.

And some Galactico he would be. In Suarez, Real Madrid would be signing a complete striker to put the icing on top of their star-studded cake.

Defenders simply couldn’t handle him in last season’s Premier League, with his lethal finishing ability and his knack of being in the right place at the right time bringing ample success.

Out of the BBC, it’s likely Benzema will be taking a back seat if Suarez’s transfer goes through; however, the Frenchman is valued highly at the Bernabeu.

VALLADOLID, SPAIN - MAY 07:  Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF rubs his eyes from the dust during the La Liga match between Real Valladolid CF and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Jose Zorilla on May 7, 2014 in Valladolid, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/G
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As Pablo Polo of Marca revealed, coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Benzema remains a cornerstone of Madrid’s front line, with his assists proving vital on the club’s road to success.

The 26-year-old said himself that he enjoys setting up goals just as much as he enjoys scoring them and that not playing a role in others’ glory constitutes a bad day in the office.

"Having a good game is a mixture of many different things, moving well off the ball, supporting other players, making decisive passes and scoring goals," Benzema said, per Polo. "I may end up scoring a goal, but if I haven't played a key part in other areas then that's not a good game in my book."

While having a player with such an unselfish nature is nothing but a good thing, Suarez is just as ruthless on the assist front as Benzema.

The Real Madrid man grabbed nine league assists last term, per, while Suarez had 12. As OptaJoe revealed, the Uruguayan’s link-up play with his fellow strikers was phenomenal:

It’s rather surprising that a man with goalscoring statistics as admirable as Suarez’s also has the ability to provide telling passes, but that’s what you get with the 27-year-old—making Benzema's input appear slightly less significant.

Just imagine being a La Liga defender next season. Facing Real Madrid is daunting enough, but knowing that Ronaldo, Bale and Suarez are going to be bearing down on you is enough to make you start planning retirement.

With the ability to score countless goals as well as set them up, Suarez will fit in perfectly at Real, but, then again, you could have been saying that years ago.

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The 27-year-old's previously tarnished reputation as a diving, aggressive striker is what distanced him from personal glory over the years. However, his development last season proved that he's now ready to stand among the giants of football, and they don't come much bigger than Real Madrid.

Starting his career in his native Uruguay, Suarez spent five years in the Netherlands before joining Liverpool and is yet to have a shot at La Liga.

Though Liverpool will be enjoying Champions League football once again in 2014/15, the lure of having a real possibility of winning the title with Madrid is one Suarez will do well to resist.

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It’s the kind of temptation that saw his potential new strike partners Ronaldo and Bale make the switch from England to Spain, and you can guarantee Suarez will have just as big an impact in the famous white shirt as the aforementioned if the big-money deal goes through.


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