Will Luis Suarez's Stay in Spain be Short or is he Starting to Settle in at Barcelona?
March 02, 2015
Luis Suarez sunk Manchester City at the Etihad stadium last week but could he be netting crucial goals for the club in the near future? If rumours City are preparing a 100 Million Pound bid for the Barcelona forward that would also include a swap with the Spaniard’s for Argentine striker Sergio Aguero are true, then Suarez could be back banging in the goals in the English Premier League once more. Suarez hasn’t exactly settled in Spain but then again he hasn’t been a flop for the Catalan club either. After missing some of the Spanish giant’s campaign through his suspension from the World Cup, signs suggest the South American star is starting to find his scoring touch at the right time of the season.
Luis Leads the Way for Barcelona
Luis Suarez shone for Barcelona at the weekend as they got their La-Liga title chase back on track with a 3-1 away win over Granada. The Uruguayan scored his fifth league goal while he also played a hand in both of Barca’s other goals to take his assists tally at the club to 14 in all competitions. It was the 28 year old’s best display in the league this season and came just days after he bagged a brace against Manchester City in the Champions Leagues as Barcelona won 2-1, in what was his most significant performance for the club. So has the striker rediscovered his shooting boots and are Barcelona about to benefit from a player who’s always after goals?
Suarez Starting to Score More Goals
After a slow start at his new club Suarez has now scored 4 goals in his last 4 games. His strike against Granada saw him hit double figures for Barcelona. But is 10 goals from 24 appearances good enough from a player which cost 75 million Pounds? Probably not, but after what Suarez did at Liverpool last season it would be no surprise if he ends up with 40 goals from 40 games.
Barcelona Back in Title Race
After Real Madrid’s draw with Villarreal, Barcelona now find themselves just 2 points behind Los Blancos in La-Liga with 13 games remaining. The title could be decided when the pair clash in the El Classico on March 22. Barca will have home ground advantage and if they match Real’s results up until that game, they’ll overtake the league leaders with a victory. In the build up to that huge encounter the Spanish side will welcome Man City to the Nou Camp for the second leg of their round of 16 Champion’s League clash. They’re in control of the tie thanks to Suarez’s double in England. So can the Catalan club claim a Champions League and Domestic double and how vital will Suarez be? If he hits top form he’ll be a formidable opponent and frightful for defenders.