- Striker Luis Suarez looks set to seal a move to Serie A following his release from Atletico Madrid
- The striker has turned down lucrative offers from the MLS and Fenerbahce in order to remain in Europe during World Cup year
- Silvio Berlusconi led Monza are currently offering a higher yearly package than the league champions Milan
Suarez, 35, has already turned down a €6m net package from Turkish outfit Fenerbahce early in the window. The stance indicates the striker’s next move isn’t totally financially motivated, news that will no doubt please the Milan hierarchy.
The Rossoneri operate an extremely tight wage structure, with veteran strikers Olivier Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic both earning well below Monza’s current proposal of €4m. Suarez will be expected to agree to similar terms in order to join the league champions.
A move to Serie A is understood to be Suarez’s preference, with the attacker keen to remain in Europe to ensure his selection for the Qatar World Cup this December.
This isn’t the first time the Uruguayan has flirted with a move to Italy. Back in 2020 his move to Juventus was shrouded in controversy, with the striker seeking to join the Old Lady via obtaining Italian citizenship.
Suarez would go on to pass the Italian language exam (a requirement for citizenship in most countries), before being accused of cheating and receiving “communications in advance” regarding the contents of the paper.