Liverpool FC owner will not sell Luis Suarez to Arsenal
Luis Suarez is currently training apart from the first-team squad after pleading publicly with Liverpool to allow him to sign for Arsenal, although John W Henry has stated that the Uruguayan will be going nowhere this summer.
August 9th, 2013
Suarez wants to play Champions League football next term after the Reds failed to finish in the top four places, with the Gunners having lodged a £40,000,001 bid for the striker although Liverpool’s owner will not be selling the player for any price.
Henry is adamant that Suarez will remain at Anfield and that the notion of selling to Arsenal is “ludicrous”, with Brendan Rodgers having recently accused his player of showing “total disrespect” by clamouring for a move.
“We are not going to sell Luis,” said Henry. “For all the top clubs it’s extremely important [not to sell to a rival] but especially for Liverpool because we’re not in Europe this year and have not been in the Champions League for a while. To sell to a rival for those positions, or one of them, would be ludicrous. Liverpool needs to be playing in Europe. It needs to be playing in the Champions League. That’s what Liverpool football club is about.
“I’m unequivocal that we won’t sell to Arsenal, whatever the bid is,” he said. “I have not said it to Stan [Kroenke, Arsenal’s majority shareholder] but I had a personal conversation with others at Arsenal and told him [Gazidis] we would not sell to Arsenal.”
Suarez is still hoping that Real Madrid come in with an offer for the 26-year-old, although this appears unlikely as the Spanish giants make headway on the signature of Gareth Bale instead.