Over the past few months, the name Luis Suárez has taken a different meaning at Sport Witness, as the Barcelona striker’s injury has placed him in the background, allowing his Colombian namesake to take centre stage.
Owned by Watford, the 22-year-old old, also a goalscorer, has been grabbing headlines in Spain with his performances in La Liga2 with Real Zaragoza.
Loaned to the Spanish side for the season, Suárez has found the back of the net 17 times in 29 league appearances so far, as well as picking up three assists.
Such performances have, of course, caught the eye of many scouts, including those at Lazio, who are on the lookout for extra help up top since neither Ciro Immobile or Felipe Caicedo are getting any younger.
Corriere dello Sport on Tuesday explain the Serie A side have been ‘studying’ the Watford forward ‘for a few months’ via their director of football Igli Tare, and they see him as a player who could end up being ‘trustworthy’.
Furthermore, his recent acquisition of a Spanish passport makes him even more ‘attractive’ as a potential player to ‘enrol’.
We say this because, back in February, El Periódico de Aragón reported the Hornets were planning to bring Suárez back and use him as one of their striking options going forward, giving him a ‘considerable economic improvement’ to go with that.
If Watford manage to stay up in the Premier League, that could be a very enticing option for the striker.
Then again, if Lazio qualify for the Champions League…