Atlético Madrid have ‘asked about’ Watford’s Luis Suárez following his excellent loan spell at Real Zaragoza, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The striker managed 19 goals and six assists for the La Liga 2 club, but he couldn’t help the Spanish side in the Segunda División playoffs after the Hornets decided not to further extend his loan deal.
Los Rojiblancos, who have been following him, have already asked his entourage for information about a potential move.
The 22-year-old is now ‘one of the main options’ to replace Diego Costa, as the latter could be sold this summer.
It’s claimed the Colombian’s fighting spirt and courage ‘seduces’ Diego Simeone and his signing would see him compete with Álvaro Morata for a place in the starting XI next season.
Watford have been relegated from the Premier League and Mundo believe they need to offload a few of their players.
Suárez has returned to the English club, but he prefers to play in Spain next season because of the ‘ease of adaptation’ due to the language, climate and customs being ‘most similar’ to that in Colombia.
His environment has already started looking for a destination where he can continue to shine, just like he did at Zaragoza.
Mundo state his ‘starting price is €50m’. However, Watford could let him go out on loan with a purchase option or ‘make money’ by selling the South American for the ‘current market price’ this summer.
There’s no indication what that figure would be.