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Luis Suarez takes part in a training session at the team's headquarters on the outskirts of Montevideo, Picture: Reuters/Andres Stapff.

Luis Suarez takes part in a training session at the team's headquarters on the outskirts of Montevideo, Picture: Reuters/Andres Stapff.

Luis Suarez takes part in a training session at the team's headquarters on the outskirts of Montevideo, Picture: Reuters/Andres Stapff.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has admitted he would find it hard to turn down a move to Real Madrid.

Suarez revealed in an interview with Uruguayan radio station Sport 890 the fierce criticism he has faced from the English media may force him to continue his career elsewhere.

The 26-year-old has courted controversy since his arrival from Ajax, facing repeated accusations of diving, and serving a ban for racially abusing Manchester United's Patrice Evra and another another for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic.

"I've worked hard since childhood to get where I am and I keep getting constant criticism from the English press. It makes me tired. Liverpool want me to stay, but I do not know what will happen," he said.

He added: "It would be difficult to say 'no' to Real Madrid."

Suarez said the Reds had treated him well and he had "only words of thanks for the fans".

He added: "So far I have not received any official offer from Madrid."

The striker has established himself as one of Europe's leading players since moving to Anfield in 2011, but his indiscipline has meant the club have had to cope without him for long periods.

Suarez is not the only one who would find it hard to turn down Real. Gareth Bale's agent would be "honoured" to speak to the club over a potential move for his client to the Bernabeu.

Jonathan Barnett, who represents the Wales star, expects Tottenham to demand a fee well in excess of £50million if they decide to let the 23-year-old leave, however.

Bale has just come through his most successful season, scooping several coveted awards after scoring 31 goals for club and country.

Real Madrid have, as a result, taken a keen interest in the forward, with Zinedine Zidane – an adviser to president Florentino Perez – recently lavishing praise on the former Southampton player.

Barnett did little to play down the idea that Bale would be interested in a move to the nine-time European champions, saying: "If Florentino is interested in Gareth Bale it would be an honour and we would listen, but Gareth's contract is with Tottenham. We aren't free to speak to anyone."


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