Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez says the pressure at Barcelona is huge and knows the time is ticking on his career in Spain.
The 32-year-old forward left Anfield for the Camp Nou in July 2014 for around £75m on the back of a 31-goal league season for Brendan Rodgers’ Reds.
The Uruguyan has gone on to play 260 times for the Catalan giants, scoring 180 goals, but this season he has made just eight LaLiga starts and Suarez has admitted that life cannot go on forever with Barca.
Suarez told Ovacion: “The demands at Barcelona are immense. 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.
“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.”
This week Calciomercato claimed Suarez had set his sights on a move to MLS, with LA Galaxy and New York City FC both said to have shown an initial interest in signing the eight-goal forward. However, the Italian outlet claims Suarez is most likely to be swayed by a move to new franchise Inter Miami, which is due to enter the competition in 2020.
Suarez is contracted to Barca until 2021 but with the club turning their thoughts to a long-term successor, they know the player could still command a sizeable transfer fee if they let him leave at the end of the season.