Luis Suárez’s future beyond this season remains unclear.
The Colombian is on loan from Watford to Real Zaragoza and has impressed this season, managing 19 goals and four assists in the Segunda División.
According to El Periódico de Aragón, the Premier League club have already set the price tag for him.
It’s claimed Nigel Pearson’s side rate the striker at around €15m and will not let him leave if their valuation is not met.
He has two more years left on his contract at Vicarage Road. The Hornets’ idea is to include him in their squad for the next season, even if they are relegated to the Championship.
The 22-year-old, however, would not be in favour of representing the English club, if they are not in the Premier League next season. In addition to this, Watford’s idea of offering him a new contract is ‘paralysed after the first contacts’.
Therefore, an option to change clubs is ‘still open’ and sources from Vicarage Road explain there has only been talks with Real Betis. However, their offer wasn’t close to Watford’s demands.
Lazio are the ‘most interested’ club in Suárez, but the Serie A side’s held negotiations with his former representatives. He has recently changed agents and is now represented by Wasserman.
Atlético Madrid, Napoli, Getafe and Galatasaray have also conducted surveys, but the player has not yet made any decision on his future.
Zaragoza have a desire to keep the attacker at the club, if they were to be promoted to La Liga. However, they can only take him on loan and the English side are not considering this option.
If no club decide to meet Watford’s valuation of €15m, Suárez would have no choice but to continue with them next season.