Suarez Names Two Stars That Fit The ‘Elite’ Status Barca Want
Luis Suarez Names Two Stars That Fit The ‘Elite’ Status Barcelona Want
Uruguay international Luis Suarez insists that FC Barcelona are always looking to sign “elite players” and he considers two stars to be in that mould.
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho are reported on the Blaugrana's radar, though it is unlikely that both stars will move to the Catalans in the January transfer window.
Suarez, who has played alongside Coutinho at the Reds and against Griezmann on numerous occasions in La Liga, praised the pair's ability and hinted that they are type of players Barca were looking to sign.
"Both Griezmann and Coutinho are elite players that are playing at the top level," Suarez told RAC105.
"They are where they are for a reason. They're both young and have long careers ahead of them. And Barca always wants the best players."
Although Griezmann plays a very similar role to Uruguayan at Atletico, Suarez believes the pair could play alongside each other.
"If you look at him at Atletico he needs to play with a number nine. He's not a fixed number nine," Suarez said.
"Obviously, Griezmann would come here to add to the team and to help the side in the position that the coach wants him to play in."
Barca face their arch-rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico on Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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