Juventus legend Marco Tardelli has urged his old club to go for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

The Republic of Ireland assistant coach is a big fan of the Uruguayan.

"It's clear that a striker who scores 20 goals a season would be a wonderful addition to any team, but good players are not cheap," Tardelli, a former midfielder for the Old Lady, told Tuttosport.

"Suarez would be an ideal signing given his power, technique and directness, but I think that his purchase would be too complicated.

"I think that Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain would be a more realistic path to go down for the club."