Luis Suarez has today signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with Liverpool, believed to be worth around £200,000 a week.
Many Liverpool fans will no doubt be feeling very happy about the news, especially after the stressful summer Suarez put them through.
For me though this new contract changes nothing and Suarez will still be targeted by many of the top clubs around the world.
Contracts don’t really mean anything in football nowadays. The only time contracts really matter is when they are about to run out and clubs are scared that they could lose a player for nothing.
Just because Suarez has signed a new, long-term contract doesn’t change a thing. I seem to remember that Gareth Bale signed a new contract a couple of years ago and look where he is now!
Clubs like Real Madrid are not going to be put off by the size of Suarez’s new contract because they can afford to pay large sums of money for the player anyway.
Back in the summer there was a war going on between Suarez and Liverpool over ‘broken promises’.
Suarez wanted to leave the club due to the reds not being in the champions league the following season. According to Suarez, Liverpool had promised him that he would be allowed to leave if this was the case.
Liverpool ended up turning down to bids from Arsenal whilst Real Madrid would have come in with a bid if they hadn’t put soo much effort into their pursuit of Bale.
Now imagine for one moment that Liverpool fail to get into the top four again this season! What do you think Suarez’s reaction will be?
Surely a talented player like Suarez is not going to want to waste YET ANOTHER year without playing Champions League football.
Alongside that, a player like Suarez should be picking up league titles and domestic cup medals, something that I still don’t think Liverpool can offer him.
A character like Suarez is not going to care one bit about the length of his contract when it comes to the transfer window next year.
If he is not satisfied with Liverpool’s position he will, once again, try and force the club into selling him.
You have been warned Liverpool fans ….. DON’T get too carried away with Suarez signing a new contract!!