The Luis Suarez transfer saga needs to end.
Suarez doesn’t want to play for Liverpool anymore, according to Phil McNulty of BBC. But it doesn’t seem likely that the Reds are going to move him, no matter what he wants. McNulty’s coworkers, David Ornstein and Ben Smith, report that Arsenal made a bid of £40 million and £1 for Suarez, but Liverpool rejected it.
The scribes write that Liverpool have no intentions of sending Suarez to Arsenal unless the club makes a £50 million-plus bid. While it’s unknown if the Gunners will increase its bid, Suarez will be allowed to talk with the club, according to the report from Ornstein and Smith.
Suarez is one of the most talented players in the world, and played for the first time since being banned for 10 games for biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic on Wednesday. He still has six games left to serve, but will definitely be making a large impact once he’s able to play in the Premier League again.
The striker certainly had a productive year with Liverpool last season. He scored 30 goals in 44 appearances a year ago. But now, it seems that Suarez would rather be scoring goals against Liverpool instead of for them. There’s no question that he’d have a lot of opportunities to do so if the Reds let the Gunners have him.
Suarez has performed well in his time with Liverpool, and manager Brendan Rodgers wants to make sure he knows how much support he’s gotten when things haven’t gone as well as he would’ve hoped, according to Ornstein and Smith:
The support he has received from the supporters and the people of the city of Liverpool has been unrivaled.
In this period of time he’s missed a lot of games for the club through various reasons. The people have stood by him like a soon and really looked after him. Whatever happens in the coming weeks that will be in his mind because it’s something you can never forget.
It appears that Rodgers is trying to make Suarez feel guilty about wanting to leave Liverpool for Arsenal. Whether it works or not remains to be seen, but we’re sure to find out, pending we hear if Suarez is actually talking to Arsenal about a deal or if he’s going to stay loyal and remain with Liverpool.
Liverpool is asking for a ton of money from Arsenal in order to have Suarez on the pitch for it this year. The Reds are definitely crazy to think that the Gunners are going to bid £50 million or more to get the Uruguayan striker. And that’s why Suarez needs to talk Rogers and Liverpool down if he’s serious about Arsenal.
Wayne Veysey of Goal.com reports that Suarez seems serious about a move:
While Liverpool may be concerned that Suarez would be playing for another Premier League club, it wouldn’t be too smart to keep someone on the team who would rather be elsewhere. Sure, the striker is likely to give it his all even if he stays with the Reds, but why not give him what he wants?
It’s not like the transfer fee is going to be petty cash or anything, and the Reds could use the money to make bids for players who want to play for Liverpool, and not Arsenal. Giving up Suarez would not be the end of the world for the Reds, and the club would still likely be competitive in the Premier League this season.
Even though Suarez is basically turning his back on a club and a fan base that’s supported him since coming to Liverpool, he has to do whatever it takes to convince Rodgers and his current club to accept Arsenal’s offer.
Like I said in the beginning, this saga needs to end. It should conclude with Suarez leaving the Reds and joining the Gunners.