​Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has admitted that there is nothing strange about the club's interest in other strikers, insisting it is all just part of football.

La Blaugrana are understood to be on the lookout for somebody to replace the 32-year-old, and have been linked with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe and Inter's Lautaro Martinez in recent weeks.

Luis Suarez

Speaking to Ovacion (via the ​Daily Mail), ​Suárez insisted that the club are absolutely right to be pursuing a new striker, admitting that he is not going to be good enough to play for ​Barcelona forever.

"Every three days you have to have a test, there is no rest, and you are not forgiven if you have even just one bad game," Suárez said.

"It is not easy to play at a club like Barcelona, to adapt and win your place. I have to respect that I have spent five years at the club dealing with this pressure and always trying to respond in the right manner.

"If the club are looking for, or wish to bring in another number nine, it would not be strange, it is the reality of football.

"A time will arrive when my age will not allow me to play at the level Barcelona require, but while I can, and while I have the strength to compete, I will."

Suárez has still managed to rack up eight goals in his 13 appearances this season, but that has not stopped Barcelona looking for alternatives.


The club are understood to be ​open to the idea of allowing Suárez to leave in the near future, amid rumours that teams from ​Major League Soccer could look to offer him a way out of Camp Nou.

Barca have reportedly ​drawn up a list of seven potential forwards to replace the Uruguayan, who remains under contract until the summer of 2021.

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