Luis Suarez demands Liverpool keep promise and let him join Arsenal
Brendan Rodgers has claimed that Arsenal have lacked class with their £40,000,001 bid for Luis Suarez, although it appears that Liverpool are reneging on an unofficial agreement made with the player a year ago.
August 7th, 2013
The Uruguayan wants to play Champions League football this coming season and is peeved with Rodgers who had previously given Suarez his word that any bid upwards of £40million would allow the forward to open talks with the club concerned.
Suarez told The Guardian that he is now prepared to submit a written transfer request by the end of the week if Liverpool continue to stand in the way of the player, with the forward stating that a clause in his contract means that he should now be allowed to leave Anfield.
“Last year I had the opportunity to move to a big European club and I stayed on the understanding that if we failed to qualify for the Champions League the following season I’d be allowed to go,” he told The Guardian. “I gave absolutely everything last season but it was not enough to give us a top-four finish – now all I want is for Liverpool to honour our agreement.”
It appears that Suarez not only has Rodgers’ word but also something in his contract which states the player can now leave.
“I don’t feel betrayed [by Liverpool] but the club promised me something a year ago just as I promised them that I would stay and try everything possible to get us into the Champions League.
“They gave me their word a year ago and now I want them to honour that. And it is not just something verbal with the coach but something that is written in the contract. I’m not going to another club to hurt Liverpool.”