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Written by Martin Graham | 4 June 2022
Former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez has held talks with Steven Gerrard regarding a move to Aston Villa, according to reports.
The Uruguayan striker, 35, played for Aston Villa coach Steven Gerrard for two and a half seasons before moving to Barcelona in the 2014/15 season.
Gerrard, who retired in 2016 and entered a senior management role in 2018, has not stopped talking about Uruguay in glowing terms. Suarez holds the highest esteem, describing him as the best player he has played with in a number of interviews.
The opportunity to now reunite Suarez has offered the former Liverpool captain as he has reportedly been the driving force behind Aston Villa’s push to bring the striker to Villa Park.
He is also reported to be leading negotiations with Villa relying on his relationship with Suarez to achieve what would be the highest signing in their history.
Villa are ahead of other Premier League clubs on the market with three new signings – Philippe Coutinho, Boubacar Camara and Diego Carlos – and the athlete She reports that they are still looking for three new deals.
Suarez will play the role of the new striker if he moves to the Birmingham-based club, as they continue their search for a left-wing central defender and midfielder.
Villa in a five-way battle for the heart of Burnley’s defense
Their favorite centre-back option is Burnley’s James Tarkowski.
Claret was relegated on the last day of the season but Tarkovsky was one of the few players who rarely made a mistake in their unfortunate season.
Burnley are reportedly looking to bolster their squad ahead of a difficult campaign in the championship next season, with 24 teams and eight more matches against 20 teams in the Premier League.
Villa are in talks with the defender but face competition from Everton, who ensured his safety on the final day of the season. Newcastle United, the richest club in the world; Fulham, who sealed a return to the Premier League as the tournament winner; West Ham United, who suffered greatly from a lack of squad depth in the season that had just ended.
It is understood that Everton and Newcastle are the favorites to sign the defender, but Villa will not lose without a fight as they look to build a team capable of competing for European places next season.