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Suarez prepared for Liverpool exit to Madrid

ESPN staff
May 29, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »

Luis Suarez has suggested to Uruguayan radio station Sport 890 that the English press may force him out of Liverpool - and indicated he would be willing to sign for Real Madrid.

Suarez, 26, will serve out the remaining six games of the ten-game ban he was given by the Football Association for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanoivc at the start of next season. He has also been accused of diving, not to mention the racism storm involving Patrice Evra which resulted in an eight-game FA ban.

The striker has regularly featured on the back pages of the English newspapers due to his poor disciplinary record, and he now says that could lead to him leaving the Premier League.

When asked if there was any truth in the stories linking him to Madrid, Suarez said: "The desire to win with the big clubs is always there. I've talked to my agent, there's nothing concrete. To say no to Madrid would always be difficult and more so with the team they have.

"I have a contract with Liverpool, but it would be very difficult to say no to Real Madrid. There are a lot of rumours in the transfer window, but you never know until firm offers are made.

"I'm happy at Liverpool. I'm happy because of the fans. I made a mistake, I'm human, but they've talked about me in ways they shouldn't have. My family have suffered and things got out of hand. My daughter and my wife have suffered. I'm not prepared to continue to put up with the English press.

"I love Liverpool, but if there is a chance of playing somewhere else... I suffered too much as a kid to get where I am to be attacked unfairly by the English press. They haven't appreciated me as a player, they've just judged my attitude."

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