Sunday, August 04, 2013

Suarez Worth Just As Much As Bale

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that any club interested in signing Luis Suarez should pay close to the £100m Real Madrid are willing to spend on Gareth Bale.

Suarez, who played in Steven Gerrard's testimonial game on Saturday, has been subject of a bid from Arsenal and is now on the radar of Madrid as he seeks a move away from Anfield.

Though Rodgers confirmed that he is not looking to sell the striker, he said it would take an astronomical fee for him to prized away from the club.

"Every single player in the world has a value, but it's not something we're thinking about. We're in no hurry to sell Luis or any other player," Rodgers said.

"You only need to look at the market, and when you compare £40m plus £1 and then Gareth Bale with nine figures.

"Bale and Suarez were arguably the two best players in the Premier League last year, so you can't say Bale is valued at over 100 per cent more.

"We as a club are very strong in our belief in what we're doing and no one will be moving out of here in a hurry."

Arsene Wenger confirmed that he was still interested in bringing Suarez to Arsenal as he looks to add to his squad before the end of the transfer window.

Real Madrid is set to step their interest up in the striker once their world record move for Gareth Bale is completed.

Bale's £95m transfer from Tottenham is set to be finalized this Tuesday with Spanish youngster Alvaro Morata heading to White Hart Lane as part of the deal.

And the Liverpool manager reiterated that the offers the club has received for Suarez were well under the asking price and the Uruguayan remains firmly in his plans for the new season.

"I think there's lot of stories around Luis but there's no change," Rodgers said.

"Of all the speculation that there's been since the end of the season, and all the clubs he's been linked with, we've had two bids from one club.

"They have been nowhere near the valuation in the market for a top player. Until anything dramatic changes he's still welcome.

"Thus far it's very simple - we don't want to sell him. We're trying to build something here so there's nothing new to report."

1 comment:

vincent quinlan said...

More goals more solo runs ( twice as much) less dives