Watford‘s Luis Javier Suárez Charris, also known as Luis Suárez, is currently on loan with Spanish outfit Real Zaragoza but has become a target of Lazio if reports are to be believed. The suggestion is that Igli Tare has identified the Colombian striker, as a potential alternative in attack to Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo.
However, Diario AS journalist Javier Marin has given an interview to GOL Caracol in which he revealed a potential stumbling block in Lazio’s pursuit of the striker:
“From the first moment, Suarez won the affection of the Zaragoza fans for his goals and dedication. This season he has proven to be a key player for Víctor Fernández. Scoring three more goals, he can reach twenty and become the ninth player in the club’s history to do so in the Segunda Division.”
“Many clubs have asked for him, but he is owned by Watford. At Zaragoza, they hope that, in case of promotion, he can stay in Spain. The British club is asking for a lot, almost €50 million. A figure that, as the market is following the Coronavirus emergency, it is difficult for a club to pay.”
“Suarez is doing well at Zaragoza and would like to stay another season, especially if the team were to be promoted to La Liga and again with Víctor Fernández on the bench. He said he fell in love with Romareda and the fans every time they give him great ovations.”
Therefore, with a likely €50 million price tag on the forward’s head, there is little to no chance that Tare and Lazio president Claudio Lotito will be willing to pursue this any further. If Watford lowers their price, the Biancocelesti may reconsider but the frugal nature of the Lazio leadership indicates that Suarez is destined to be yet another rumor that goes away as quickly as it arrived…