Liverpool signs SuĂˇrezBy: Mohamed | January 28th, 2011
Liverpool have announced that they have agreed a ÂŁ22.8million (â‚¬26.5m) deal with Ajax for striker Luis SuĂˇrez.
The Premier League club now have permission to discuss personal terms with the Uruguayan and a medical will take place.
Liverpool have been in talks with Ajax for most of January regarding a possible deal and they have now reached an agreement ahead of Monday’s deadline.
A statement on the Anfield outfit’s official website read: “Liverpool football club announced this afternoon that they had agreed a fee of up to â‚¬26.5m with Ajax for the transfer of Luis SuĂˇrez, subject to the completion of a medical.
“The club have now been given permission by Ajax to discuss personal terms with the player and his representatives.”
Suarez has recently intimated his desire to play in the Premier League.
The Ajax and Uruguay striker told the Sunday Times that though he once felt he could not thrive in England, the success of his fellow South American striker Carlos Tevez has now convinced him otherwise.
“(England) is a league that attracts me, a country where the football is really good,” said Suarez.
“Alongside the Spanish league it is the best in the world. In England you have a lot of clubs with aspirations to become champions and they are also very strong in the Champions League at the European level.
“I used to think that English football was not my style. But I saw Tevez play at Boca and Corinthians and I never imagined that he would play in the Premier League.
“When I see the way that Tevez plays there I think I can be a big name in England. It’s because of the energy, and the spirit they put into the game in England. Now, I think it’s a kind of football that suits me.”
SuĂˇrez joined Ajax in 2007 after a spell at Groningen and has scored 112 goals in 158 matches for the Amsterdam side.
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