Inter Miami – the newly formed MLS club owned by David Beckham – are keen on signing Barcelona striker Luis Suarez and have reportedly submitted an offer for the Uruguayan.
A long-term knee injury sustained in January disrupted Suarez’s 2019/20 season as La Blaugrana surrendered the La Liga title to bitter rivals Real Madrid. He did, however, remain prolific as he scored 19 times in 34 appearances in all competitions.
Signs of decline were certainly laid bare, mind, and it remains to be seen whether Suarez will extend his stay at the Camp Nou past the summer of 2021 – when his current deal expires – although it’s understood that he’s set on doing so.
The Uruguay international revealed that if he was to play 60% of next season’s matches, a one-year extension of his contract would be triggered.
Catalunya-based news outlet Mundo Deportivo, though, report that Beckham’s Inter Miami have opted to test Suarez’s resolve by submitting an offer to the striker. The MLS club not only thinks that he’d be a huge coup for his supreme ability on the field, but also because they believe the Uruguay star will be popular with Miami’s prominent Hispanic community.
Suarez’s compatriot Nico Lodeiro, who currently plays in the US for the Seattle Sounders, revealed in November 2019 of the Barcelona legend’s desire to play in MLS one day.
“Luis wants to come to MLS. He likes the league. He always asks me questions about it… I think it’s only a matter of time before he is here,” he said.
Nevertheless, it’s believed that Beckham’s Miami are desperate to add a marquee signing to their ranks this summer. Alongside Suarez, David Silva and Edinson Cavani have been touted as potential targets.
The newly established outfit made their debut in MLS earlier this year, losing their opening three games before the COVID-19 pandemic brought a halt to their campaign back in March.