Arsenal offer £40,000,001 to Liverpool for Luis Suarez
Many expected Real Madrid to come knocking on Liverpool’s door for Luis Suarez, although it appears that Arsenal are the suitor in pole position to land the striker’s signature.
July 24th, 2013
The Gunners have not yet splashed the cash this summer although their offer of just over £40 million for the Uruguayan means that they are supposedly entitled to open talks with the player regarding a possible move.
Suarez has linked up with the rest of the Liverpool squad for the pre-season tour of Australia, with manager Brendan Rodgers continuing to believe that the forward will remain with the Merseyside club.
Indeed, Rodgers claims that Arsenal’s latest bid hasn’t even been discussed and expects the club’s loyalty to Suarez to be a determining factor in persuading him to stay.
“He’s been surrounded by speculation,” the Liverpool manager said, “but he’s very much a Liverpool player and over the course of the next number of weeks we’ve got to get him up to speed and have him fit and raring to go for the beginning of the season.
“There’s no doubt the market nowadays is very small and Luis will always be linked with top clubs but I think the support he’s received from the supporters and the people of the city of Liverpool has been unrivalled,” said Rodgers.
“In the period of time he’s missed a lot of games for various reasons and the people have stood by him like a son and really looked after him, so I’m sure that whatever happens in the coming weeks that will be on his mind because it’s certainly something you can never forget.”