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Luis Suarez could have reunited with Neymar at PSG.

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Atletico Madrid striker, Luis Suarez, could have joined PSG after Barcelona axe.

Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel reportedly wanted to land former Barcelona star Luis Suarez during this summer transfer window according to Sport. The Uruguayan was instead sold to Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid for a free transfer just a few weeks ago, as PSG failed to take advantage of this massive opportunity after losing Edinson Cavani to Manchester United.

Suarez scored two goals on his Atletico Madrid debut after his move from the Nou Camp. Tuchel on the other hand lost the likes of Choupo-Moting to Bayern Munich and Edison Cavani who was made the new Manchester United no. 7 a couple of days ago. The Parisiens have only one centre forward left and that is former Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach wanted to bring in Suarez to the Parc des Princes over the summer in order to form a sort of competition for Icardi. This would maintain top-quality performances at the head of the front line, while also having the opportunity to rotate his attacking lineup. Unfortunately, the Barca veteran was sold on a free transfer as the player joined Diego Simeone over at the Wanda Metropolitano.

According to multiple reports, the La Liga giants had kept PSG on a list of teams Suarez was not allowed to join when he departs. However, Tuchel signed Rafinha Alcantara from the Spanish team on deadline day alongside Moise Kean from Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton.

If Suarez had joined the Ligue 1 Champions, it would be a fantastic move as the player would reunite with his former teammate Neymar Jr. Both Neymar and Suarez were a part of the iconic front three at Barcelona which included Lionel Messi. That trio is considered to be one of the greatest trios of all time, and football fans would have finally been able to see another iconic trio of Suarez, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The Uruguayan would have also improved the French side’s chances of finally winning a Champions League trophy.

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