Suarez Could Break Gareth Bale's World-Record Transfer Fee, Claims Champions League Striker

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By Naveen Ullal | December 6, 2013 11:53 PM EST

Paris Saint-German striker Edinson Cavani has suggested that Liverpool star Luis Suarez would be subjected to a world-record bid, if he decides to leave Anfield.

The 26-year-old has been in impressive form since returning from suspension in September. Suarez netted four times during the Reds' 5-1 victory over Norwich City at home and has taken his tally to 13 goals in nine league appearances this season.

Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotpsur for a reportedly world-record transfer fee of €100m in the summer. The former Napoli striker believes that Suarez could beat the Welshman's transfer record and heaped praise on the Uruguayan's performance for Liverpool in recent times.

"If two or three of the biggest clubs in Europe show interest in him - then I think he could break the world-record fee for sure - and with the way he is playing you would have to say he is worth it," the Daily Mail quoted Cavani as saying.

"I don't know his future - but if he is sold I am sure Liverpool will want a world-record fee for him. The record was broken in the summer - and for me Luis is at a higher level than that."

"Yes all of the four goals Luis (Suarez) scored [against Norwich] were of the highest quality. But nothing he does surprises me because I know what he is capable of," he added.

Meanwhile, Cavani claims Liverpool striker is one of the best players in the world and compared his compatriot with Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

"He is the only player that I think is on the same level as Ronaldo and Messi," the former Napoli striker said.

Suarez had publicly expressed his desire to leave the Merseyside club in the summer and was subjected to multiple bids from Arsene Wenger's Arsenal. Liverpool chiefs were adamant in retaining their star player as he continued at Anfield.

Goal.com reports the Uruguayan has been linked with a move to Madrid as the nine-time European champions have made signing Suarez as a priority in 2014. However, Suarez has expressed his desire to continue with his current employer as he looks to fire the Reds into Champions League.  

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