Luis Suarez has revealed that he urged Barcelona’s hierarchy to sign Benfica striker Darwin Nunez.
The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City all reportedly interested.
But Suarez claims he brought Nunez to Barca’s attention while the striker was playing for Almeria in La Liga.
However, Barcelona opted against signing Nunez to Camp Nou and Suarez’s Uruguay teammate ended up joining Benfica just over a year ago for €24 million (£21.8m).
‘I recommended Darwin to Barcelona when he was at Almeria,’ Suarez revealed in an interview with Gerard Romero on Twitch.
‘I have 15 years of international experience. I know a thing or two about forwards.
‘And I told them, ‘pay attention to this one, he’s very good, he shows interesting things’.
‘They told me he was at Almeria and that he was too young.
‘But instead of paying now €80 million, €90m or €100m, they would’ve paid €15m or €20m and have him there as a substitute, a player needs to be empowered.
‘But we [supposedly] were the ones who picked players. I never heard a teammate trying to block a transfer, not Messi, Iniesta, Busquets.’
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