Report: Tuchel Wanted PSG to Sign Former Barcelona Forward Suarez

It was clear over this year’s summer transfer window that Paris Saint-Germain was in the market for a backup center-forward. PSG had lost Edinson Cavani and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting after their contracts had expired, so the club needed to sign a forward to backup starter Mauro Icardi. The board was linked with several forwards, but manager Thomas Tuchel had one player in mind that he wanted the club to bring in.

Tuchel hoped that PSG would have signed now-former Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, according to a report from the French-based outlet Telefoot. The report mentions that for Tuchel, the Uruguayan forward was a priority in his transfer wishlist. However, no deal came to fruition between PSG and Barca for Suarez as the forward wound up signing with Atletico Madrid instead.

PSG was reportedly interested in Suarez earlier in the transfer window after rumors had emerged that the Uruguayan forward was likely leaving Barca on a free transfer. Les Parisiens would have only been interested in signing Suarez on a free transfer, which would not have been possible as he ended up joining Atletico on a deal worth €6 million.

PSG did not have much to spend over the current transfer window as it instead settled for loan deals.

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