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Scholes: Real Madrid better for Suarez

Dwight Yorke says the English Premier League will suffer "a big blow" if Luis Suarez leaves Liverpool.

Paul Scholes believes Luis Suarez would be better off joining Real Madrid than Barcelona and has raised doubts if the Uruguayan can be part of the same side as Lionel Messi.

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Barcelona are in talks with Liverpool about signing their top scorer, who was named Footballer of the Year last season.

But former Manchester United and England midfielder Scholes feels Suarez might not get a chance to succeed at the Camp Nou if Barcelona's record scorer Messi does not want to be part of the same side as him.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who sometimes had to operate as a winger to accommodate Messi's position as a false nine, only spent one, unhappy season at Barcelona and Scholes thinks the Spanish club's tactics could force Suarez to adopt a wider role.

Scholes wrote in his Paddy Power blog: "If Luis Suarez does sign for Barcelona from Liverpool, will Lionel Messi 'accept' him? Suarez is a centre forward and he won't want to play out wide. I can't see Suarez and Messi linking well together.

"It seems to me, if Messi likes you, you'll play. If he doesn't, you're wasting your time. And, to be honest, I think Suarez is making a bit of a mistake going to Barcelona: he'd be better suited to Real Madrid."

Suarez, who is currently serving a four-month suspension, could form part of a front three with Messi and Neymar at Barcelona while Real pick wingers Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale either side of striker Karim Benzema.


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