Suarez wants PL move
Luis Suarez has admitted he would like to move to the Premier League in the future.
By Mike Barton
Last Updated: 11/07/10 2:26pm
Luis Suarez has admitted he would like to move to the Premier League in the future, touting Manchester United and Tottenham as possible suitors.
The Ajax striker has enjoyed an excellent season in the Eredivisie, scoring 35 league goals for the club and over 50 in all competitions.
The 23-year-old also scored three goals for Uruguay in the World Cup as they reached the semi-final stage before falling 3-2 to Holland.
In what was an eventful tournament for Suarez, he also became the villain of the piece, handballing on the line against Ghana in the final minute to deny the Black Stars the winning goal in the final minute of extra-time to concede a penalty, which was missed by Asamoah Gyan.
There has been speculation over a move to United before in his career, but Suarez now feels it could be time to leave Holland and that the lure of playing in the Premier League would be too tempting to turn down.
"I am not going to make any secret of my admiration for the Premier League," he told the Daily Star on Sunday.
"What I love about it is the fact that there are five or six Champions League quality teams in the league - and no other league in the world boasts that.
"When you look at the players Manchester City and Liverpool have like Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard, Javier Mascherano, David Silva, Yaya Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor and see they are playing Uefa Cup and not Champions League football, it tells you everything you need to know about the strength of the league.
"I know I have had a very good World Cup and with that naturally comes interest from other clubs.
"If a Premier League side comes in for me it will be very difficult for Ajax to keep me and I think they are fully aware of that."
There has yet to be any confirmed interest from any club so far this summer, but Suarez has clearly seen previous stories linking him with Spurs and United, inviting them to make an offer.
"Manchester United are a great side and, along with Real Madrid are the most prestigious club in the world," Suarez added.
"You know if you join Manchester United and are there for any length of time you will win things.
"Tottenham hold appeal as well though, they are a team with great ambition and have done well to reach the Champions League.
"I like team that have shown ambition through the money they spend.
"If there are multiple offers form the Premier League I will take time to decide - but at the moment they are the two clubs that stand out for me."