Arsenal and Real Madrid are lining up an audacious bid for Liverpool man Luis Suarez next summer. The high rated Uruguayan was close to joining Arsenal in the summer after the gunners tabled a cheeky 40 million plus one pound bid in the last summer transfer window.
Few months later, new reports have it that Wenger is not ready to give up on getting his man and he is willing to try again once the winter transfer window is declared open and should he fail, he will try again in the summer.
Former Liverpool star Steve Nicol has told talksports that he is not convinced that Liverpool will not sell the Uruguayan should a bid of at least 100 million pounds is tabled for their star striker.
Talking on talksports’ programme, Extra Time, Steve Nicol said :
“Liverpool owner John W Henry will do what’s best for Liverpool and, after the World Cup next summer, if someone offers £100m [he could leave],”
I agree with Nicol. The sincere truth is that Suarez wants to play in the champions league and should a club playing in the champions league make a big bid for him in January or in the summer, he may want to force a move and this time, I do not think Liverpool will be able to stop him.
They succeed in keeping him this long as a result of Arsenal not doing their assignment well. The club fumbled by making a 40 million plus one pound bid thinking the clause actually existed.
I personally believe Suarez would have been ours if Wenger had been a little more bullish in the summer by raising his bid to 50 million pounds. Unfortunately, he is no longer a 50 million pounds player, anyone wanting him in January we have to cough out as much as 70 million pounds ( not 100 million pounds in my opinion ).