Liverpool striker Luis Suarez insists he will not use Confederations Cup as a shop window for transfer to Real Madrid
The Uruguay striker says he is not looking to increase his transfer possibilities with a string of good showings during tournament in Brazil
Friday 14 June 2013
Want-away Liverpool striker Luis Suarez insists that he is not thinking about using the Confederations Cup as a means to enhance his possibilities of leaving Anfield this summer.
Suarez will lead the attacking line for Uruguay in the tournament alongside Chelsea target Edinson Cavani, and while a number of Real Madrid players – Suarez’s confessed favourable destination - are among the Spanish squad, he maintains that his focus is on the national team.
"Here I come to play for Uruguay and not thinking what I can do to benefit a transfer," he told reporters at a press conference ahead of Sunday’s match against Spain.
"My only goal is to win the cup."
Suarez added that “for now there is nothing” when speaking about any potential transfer and that there was no deadline for such a move.
However, he mentioned that he had an affiliation with Spain aside from the language due to his wife Sofia, who moved to Barcelona to study as a teenager which preceded his move to Europe to play for Dutch side Groningen.
Liverpool insist that they are still awaiting to be approached by either Suarez or his agent of any desire to leave, but should Madrid come in for the 26-year-old, they are unlikely to refuse should the figure be right.
Following his 10-game suspension for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic – of which he still has six games left to serve – Suarez spoke of his unhappiness at how the British media has treated him during his stay in Liverpool.
He has apologised for his previous misdemeanours and accepted that he needs to focus on his footballing qualities rather than the controversial incidents that have tainted his career.
“I had wrong attitudes, I recognised my mistakes, I apologised and would love to be valued more for my game on the field,” he said.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has remained quiet on the potential departure of his prized asset, though the substancial fee that Suarez would attract would go a long way in aiding his revamp of the Reds squad as he continues to add his personal touch to the side.
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