If Luis Suarez hopes to find himself with the opportunity to be a star on a team with a real chance to win trophies next season, he'll need to convince Arsenal he's worth the huge sum of cash they'd have to part with for his services.
According to David Ornstein and Ben Smith of BBC Sport, Arsenal have secured the right to speak with Suarez after making a £40,000,001 bid for the star striker.
An odd clause in his contract forces Liverpool to notify Suarez of the offer because it exceeds £40 million, although the club have reportedly rejected it already.
Even so, the potential Suarez-to-Arsenal move isn't dead in the water yet.
Arsenal could really grab the attention of Liverpool by upping their offer to something in the range of £50 million. Moreover, Wayne Veysey of Goal.com is reporting that Suarez will ask for the transfer. That makes it all the more likely he plays in Emirates next season.
It's a great move for both Arsenal and Suarez.
For one, Arsenal would be in a great position to succeed with Suarez in the starting XI. The Gunners managed to finish fourth in the EPL table last season, despite the lack of a truly elite goalscorer. Adding a forward like Suarez would offer them the chance to become an even stronger contender.
For Suarez, it's the chance to start anew.
The striker has expressed his desire to leave Anfield to play Champions League football time and time again. A move to Arsenal would allow him to do that while still remaining the primary option.
Playing alongside Theo Walcott, who notched 10 assists last season, he'd have plenty of opportunities to find the net. This would be a combination that would allow him to challenge fellow top scorers Robin van Persie and Gareth Bale for the scoring title next season.
The only thing standing in the way now is Arsene Wenger and the Gunners ponying up the extra money to satisfy Liverpool.
Now that Suarez and Arsenal are able to have conversations, it's up to the Uruguayan national to convince the team that he's worth the massive investment.
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