Belfast Telegraph

Suarez in as Reds wait on Carroll

Liverpool have completed the signing of Uruguay forward Luis Suarez on a five-and-a-half-year contract as Andy Carroll undergoes a medical with the Reds.

Suarez passed a medical earlier today and completed the final details on the paperwork after the club agreed a deal with Ajax worth up to £22.8million on Friday.

Suarez, who scored 111 goals in 159 matches for the Dutch side, will be hoping to form a strike partnership with Carroll after Newcastle accepted an offer for the England striker believed to be worth in the region of £35million.

The Suarez fee is a club record for Liverpool, surpassing the £20million fee for Fernando Torres in the summer of 2007, but it is not likely to stand for long should Carroll pass his examination.

The cost of those two signings was set to be offset somewhat however by the £50million they will receive from Chelsea when Torres completes his expected move to Stamford Bridge on what has been a dramatic final day of the January window for the Merseysiders.


From Belfast Telegraph