After leaving Atletico Madrid this summer, Luis Suarez is now a free agent, and after conversations, his chances of making a sensational return to his old team have grown.
There are rumors that Luis Suarez has had “positive” talks about going back to his old Uruguayan team, Nacional.
Borussia Dortmund are reportedly in the running to sign the striker after his representatives offered him to the club.
However, Nacional is still hoping for a stunning homecoming from the player, according to Sky Germany.
It happened after Sebastien Haller, the German club’s new striker, received a testicular tumor diagnosis. The Ivorian striker’s club on Monday announced his diagnosis.
Dortmund are searching for a striker to help replace the vacuum left by Erling Haaland’s departure to Manchester City this summer.
This would give Suarez the chance to play football at the highest level, including in the Champions League.
The Uruguayan club Nacional, where the striker spent four years in their youth program after joining at the age of 14, is where the forward started his professional career.
Before being signed by Dutch club Groningen in 2006, he scored 12 goals in 35 games for the first squad.
Nacional’s club president, Jose Fuentes, traveled to Spain this week to discuss a transfer for the seasoned frontman.
Prioritizing first-team football in the run-up to this winter’s World Cup in Qatar, Suarez earlier this summer stated that a move to South America was a possibility.
Although Suarez still hopes to sign for a European team, Nacional is aware that any deal to get the striker back to the club will be exceedingly difficult. The deal gets somewhat more likely with each day that passes.
After two seasons, Suarez left Atletico Madrid at the end of the season. In his first season at the club, his goals helped Diego Simeone’s team win the league title.
He scored 21 goals to give Atletico Madrid their first league title in seven years. However, he struggled to maintain that form in his second season.
The Uruguayan, a free agent this summer who has been linked to numerous teams, is still remembered in English football after his three-and-a-half year stint at the Reds between 2011 and 2014, scoring 82 goals in 133 games before leaving for Barcelona.
The Uruguayan club’s supporters have used the hashtag # SuarezANacional to launch a social media campaign in the hopes of a surprise agreement.
Fuentes, their club president, spoke with Suarez in Spain this week; Marca described the conversations as “good.”
The striker kept his options open by not responding with a clear “yes” or “no,” but Nacional views this as a positive.
After a transfer to Argentine powerhouse River Plate fell through, Suarez pushed the club to get in touch with him earlier this summer.
Suarez scored just 12 goals in 41 La Liga and Champions League games last season, and he was no longer a sure starter for the team, with just 20 starts in the 37 La Liga games played by the team this year.
Prior to the World Cup starting in Qatar this winter, he is now desperate to find a team ready to play him frequently.