Inter Miami Said No In July, But Yes in January?
Back in July, we told you about a rumor regarding Lionel Messi’s former Barcelona scoring partner, Luis Suarez being linked with a move to South Florida.
Whether it was true or not that the Uruguayan wanted to come here is one thing.
The fact that it didn’t happen, however, didn’t stop everyone from suggesting a “not now, but later” approach.
After weeks of discussion, it became clear that Suarez’s current club — Brazilian side Gremio — wasn’t about to part ways with the striker until his contract ran out.
Gremio’s coach went so far as to douse the rumor by suggesting the “soap opera is over now” in late July.
Other issues included the fact that Inter Miami had no place for Suarez on the roster. They used up all of their designated player spots, therefore, there was really no way for him to come in the summer window.
Toss in the fact that Suarez had been hampered by a recurring knee injury that caused some to suggest he may even retire from football at the conclusion of the season.
At the end of the day, there was just no way to work out any kind of a deal that would bring Suarez to Inter Miami to join former teammates Messi and Sergio Busquets.
Fair enough, right?
Well, not so fast.
We said the deal was dead in July. But, as we know, what is dead in July can always be resurrected later.