Watford striker Luis Suárez has admitted it is his ‘dream’ to play in England and is hoping his change of nationality will allow him to do so.
Suárez signed for Watford in July 2017 but has spent the last two years out on loan, first with Valladolid B, then Gimnàstic and Real Zaragoza.
He has been a big hit in Spain, first scoring six goals in 36 games in all competitions last season before bettering that with nine goals in 15 games for Zaragoza this season.
The plan, like with any young player, is for him to shine out on loan so that his parent club, in this case, Watford, give him a chance in England.
And he admits that playing in England is the ultimate dream, something he is now hopeful of achieving after changing his nationality.
“My dream was always to reach a top league,” he told Futbol Red.
“I did not achieve it in Colombia with Leones, and here I have been in Tarragona and Zaragoza, and we are already one step away from achieving it.
“I also dream of playing in one of the five major leagues in Europe, this year if we can achieve the promotion or the next year with a transfer.
“I have the dream of playing in England, now that I am Spanish, that is my dream.”
Aside from playing in the Premier League with Watford, Suárez also has his eye on a national call up with Colombia.
Despite having changed to Spanish citizenship to further his chances of making it to England, his desire is to play for the country of his birth.
That has yet to happen, and Suárez believes it is all to do with the fact he didn’t shine in his homeland.
“Colombia has not given me the opportunity to play in the youth sides, even while I’ve been in Europe but my dream is to wear blue yellow and red,” he added.
“I have spoken with Arturo Reyes, who has been pleasant to me. I have not reached any of the calls, but because I am doing well, they are looking at me, and that fills me with pride.
“It seems that if you do not make a name in Colombia before coming to Europe, you are not valued. I tell you my case: I played a lot in the team where I was (Tarragona), but for not having the name in Colombia, they did not summon me to the sub 20.
“Instead another companion came with a good reputation from Colombia but it didn’t go so well for him here, he played only once for 5 minutes, and he was called up.
“I think that when you come to Europe without a given name, it seems you aren’t on the radar of the National Team.”