Uruguay’s all-time top scorer Luis Suárez said he received “five or six offers” from MLS teams.
The 35-year-old former Barcelona and Liverpool star is out of contract after spending the last two seasons with Atlético Madrid, and he told Uruguay’s Radio Sport 890 that clubs in the MLS could very well be in the hunt for his signature.
However, the fact that MLS’s regular season ends in October could limit its suitors to playoff teams as Suárez looks to stay fit ahead of the fall World Cup.
“The MLS market is very complex,” Suárez said. Sports Radio 890. “Some clubs want you, but they don’t have the slots, so it would have to be January. Other clubs want you now, but I have to assess if they have a chance of making the playoffs.
“I do not close the door to anyone and I have listened to all offers. But if some MLS teams don’t qualify for the playoffs, they end their season the first week of October, and that’s not useful to me because I would stop a month before the World Cup, which would not be not good for me.”
The Washington Post reported on Sunday that Suárez is a prime target for new DC United manager Wayne Rooney, but the club is currently tied for the lowest points tally in MLS and faces a high likelihood of missing the playoffs.
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Meanwhile, Suarez has also denied rumors linking him with a reunion with former Barca teammate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami.
“What has been said about Inter Miami is not real, a lot of things are being said in the press and on social media, but we can’t deny it all the time,” Suarez said.
“… We will surely end up living close to each other in Barcelona because we are friends and our families are too, but from there, being together in the same sporting project is a lot of speculation.”
Uruguay have been drawn into a World Cup group with Ghana, Portugal and South Korea, with Suárez set to play in a fourth such competition with La Celeste. The game against Ghana will mark a revenge for both teams after the 2010 quarter-final in which Suárez’s intentional handball saved Uruguay and helped the country reach the semi-finals.
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