Real Madrid will have to smash the transfer record once again if they want to lure Luis Suarez to the Santiago Bernabeu this season.
The Spanish giants paid a whopping £ 86 million to land Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur last summer; smashing the previous record sum of £ 80 million they paid Manchester United for the services of Cristiano Ronaldo back in 2009.
But that will not act as a deterrent for president Florentino Perez who has broken the transfer record of football on more than a few occasions as he looks to complete his new set of Galacticos, after securing the fabled la Decima or the tenth European crown this season.
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo both played an integral part in that success, proving that Madrid didn’t go wrong with paying so much for them and they will be hoping the lure of such a star power as well as the link to the biggest club in the world will too much for Luis Suarez to turn down.
But even if the Uruguayan hit man is eager to turn his attention to Spain and Real Madrid, Liverpool will not allow him to leave so easily, after successfully managing the hold on to him after a failed bid by Arsenal.
Moreover, they can now offer Champions League football on a regular basis and after coming so close to the title last season, could tell Suarez to stick around for one more season.
But if that does now work, the new contract penned by Suarez last summer will hold the key with a whopping increase in the buyout clause and that might just force Real to break the bank once again with a fee either matching or more than what they paid for Gareth Bale to sign the striker.