Sunday, August 11, 2013

Liverpool Owner States Suarez Is Not For Sale

Liverpool’s owner, John Henry, has announced that star striker Luis Suarez will not be sold this summer for any price, according to reports.

BBC Sport reported comments made by Henry that seem to quell any transfer for the Uruguayan away from Anfield.

He said, “We are not going to sell Luis. It’s very important not to sell to a rival, but especially for Liverpool because we’re not in Europe this year.”

On the subject of selling the player to Premier League rivals Arsenal, Henry said that it would be “ludicrous” to make such a deal.

The transfer speculation surrounding Suarez’s future has been well document this summer and the same article highlights that the striker has been told to train alone following his outburst against the club and since he is seeking a move to Arsenal.

It is well known that Arsenal has already have had two offers for the player rejected this summer but it is thought that Suarez may still move abroad, according to the same article.

Henry, however, is claiming that offers from foreign clubs will also be rejected. The article reports the owner saying, “He won’t be sold even if a foreign club comes in because we do not have time to sign a suitable replacement.”

“It is not about finances. So late in the window....we can’t replace him. So for football reasons we can’t sell, and especially to Arsenal.”

It is unknown whether Arsenal will make another offer for the player after Henry has so adamantly stated that Suarez will not be leaving Anfield this summer.

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