Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Arsenal Could Sign Liverpool Star For £40m

Arsenal have had a £30 million bid for Liverpool forward Luis Suarez rejected, but just over £40m could be enough to entice him away from Anfield.

The Independent reports that the Uruguayan forward may have a release clause of €47 million (approximately £40.5m), though Liverpool played down such claims last summer.

Suarez has claimed that he is looking to leave England because he feels persecuted by referees and fans, so an Arsenal transfer would make little sense, but the Gunners could certainly benefit from his recruitment.

The 26 year-old scored 23 goals and supplied five assists in 33 Premier League games last season, as well as three goals in four starts in each of the UEFA Europa League and FIFA Confederations Cup.

However, the Liverpool striker comes with some baggage; namely the controversy that appears to follow him.

Suarez has bitten two players in matches for Ajax and Liverpool, and was involved in an incident of racially offensive language with Patrice Evra, and ten yellow cards in his 33 Premier League appearances indicate a petulant streak.

He will be suspended for the first six games of next season, and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger must now decide whether the positives outweigh the negatives for Suarez.

Given Real Madrid’s interest in Suarez, and Arsenal’s transfer offer for their forward Gonzalo Higuain, it will be interesting to see how the Spanish giants react to the north London club eyeing up other strike targets.

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