The whole month is has been buzzing with Suarez. As we thought that the deal could be sealed last Monday, apparently there is still business that Ajax has in mind by increasing the asking money. Some news reported it was 20 million pounds, others 25 million pounds. Is the American willing to spend? Let's see today and tomorrow. Because Saturday, has been the deadline set by Ajax.
I want to think positive. I want to believe Suarez will be joining Liverpool by the end of this week. I want to feel the happiness of having TWO real world-class strikers in our club. Torres and Suarez. Mind you, the name even rhymes with each other. They speak Spanish and while Spain won the World Cup, Uruguay were at no. 3. Not bad at all. Of course, everybody would smile now remembering Suarez's action hero in eliminating Ghana's dream.
I found this ``10 things we should know about Suarez in the Metro Online News''. I paste it here not only for you guys to read but also myself to remember & to find the data easily within my own blog.
Luis Alberto SUAREZ Diaz
- Born on January 24, 1987 in Salto, Uruguay's sixth largest city, has played for his national team since 2007 (as well as leading the line for Dutch side Ajax).
- One of seven children brought up by a single mother, he began his professional career at Montevideo side Nacional in 2005. During his time with the club under the management of ConCon, he won the national championship in 2006, scoring 12 goals in 29 appearances.
- Luis's older brother Paolo is also a professional football player.
- He was just 19 when he moved to the Netherlands with Eredivisie side Groningen, transferring to Ajax two years later.
- Luis married Sofia Balbi, his childhood sweetheart, in 2009.
- In 2010, Suarez was named Dutch Footballer of the Year, having ended the season as top scorer in the Eredivisie with 35 goals in 33 league matches (49 goals in all competitions).
- In August 2010, Luis's wife gave birth in Barcelona to a daughter named Delfina. In the same year, he joined the likes of Johan Cruyff, Marco van Basten, and Dennis Bergkamp in a select group of players who have scored more than than 100 goals for Ajax in competitive matches.
- Part of Uruguay's final squad of 23 participating in the 2010 World Cup, Suarez was a starter in all three of the country's group matches in the tournament.
- During the 2010 World Cup, Suarez made six appearances, scored three goals, played for 543 minutes and received one red card.
- He gained worldwide notoriety during the quarter-final match against Ghana, where he handled the ball on the line in the last minute of extra time. He also celebrated Asamoah Gyan's subsequent penalty miss, which sent the match to penalty kicks and led to Ghana's elimination from the tournament.