29 Jan '11, 12am

Liverpool agree 26.5 million euro deal for Uruguayan striker (and part-time keeper) Luis Suarez

LIVERPOOL - LIVERPOOL confirmed on Friday they have agreed a deal with Dutch side Ajax to sign Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, just hours after they turned down an attempt by Chelsea to relieve them of Fernando Torres. The English giants will pay a fee of up to 26.5 million euros (S$46.3 million) subject to the player passing a medical and agreeing personal terms. Suarez's much-anticipated move to Merseyside had been held up after the two clubs had failed to reach agreement on a transfer fee. However 24-year-old Suarez had spoken enthusiastically about the prospect of a move to England, telling the Sunday Times in an interview last week that he believed he could emulate the success of Carlos Tevez in the Premier League. '(England) is a league that attracts me, a country where the football is really good,' said Suarez, who notoriously committed a goal-line handball which sav...

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