Luis Suarez
Luis Suarez.Reuters

Luis Suarez's personal lawyer Alejandro Balbi has admitted that the Liverpool striker may move to Real Madrid this summer - as even though the Uruguayan is happy at Anfield it is very difficult to say no to such a club.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Real Madrid will step up their pursuit of Suarez in the next few weeks as Karim Benzema's future at the Sanitago Bernabeu is uncertain.

And despite Suarez signing a new long-term deal at Anfield last December,  his laywer and friend Balbi has fuelled the speculation of a move to Real in an interview with Radio Statido Cadena Ser.

Questioned whether Suarez coud join Los Blancos this summer, he said: "I don't see (it being) difficult because in football you never know what is going to happen until the last word."

"When there is an offer from a big club like Real Madrid it is difficult to say no. They are one of the most important teams in the world. Last season, I was at the Santiago Bernabeu watching the Champions League game between Real Madrid and Juventus and I told to my Real Madrid friends: "You made a mistake by signing Bale, you had to have bought Suarez instead."

"I am answering you more like a friend than as his lawyer. A year ago, I would have said it was very likely he would leave Liverpool but now I really see it as very difficult unless there is a very lucrative offer, Liverpool let him go and he likes the new club."

"He is currently a Liverpool idol and has gone into the history of a legendary team like Liverpool. And beyond, one always wants to improve. I believe his exit is difficult unless some great European club like Barcelona, ​​Madrid or any other English team are interested. He is happy at Liverpool, even though they failed to win the Premier League they will play Champions League next season and he has won the Bota D'or (Europe's joint top scorer with Cristiano Ronaldo)."

Asked what he would think about an attack with Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Suarez, Balbi added: "I'd like to be the coach of that team."

" I have no doubt that if Luis goes to Real Madrid he would be an idol there and he will immediately identify with the fans. And also with the idiosyncrasies of Real Madrid.

"But today I believe he's just thinking of Uruguay, the World Cup and about playing the next season's Champions League with Liverpool. When the World Cup is over, he and his agent will have to meet with Real Madrid officials if they are really interested in his services."

Balbi, who also works as General Secretary of the Uruguayan Football Federation, has claimed that he expects Suarez to be ready for the World Cup, after undergoing knee surgery earlier last week.

"He is recovering. It was a thankless new for the Uruguayan people but those who know Luis like me know that he is like a a bull. Physically, mentally and psychologically he is very strong and hopefully he will be in the World Cup."