Arsenal Transfer News: Luis Suarez's Continued Desire to Leave Is Good for Club
The forward reiterated this desire to transfer after he was previously misquoted in saying he had decided to stay. Simon Rice and Jack De Menezes of The Independent recapped the situation:
He was quoted in Uruguayan newspaper El Observador as saying: "For now, due to all of the people’s affection (for me), I will be staying."
However, speaking after Uruguay's 4-2 friendly victory over Japan in Tokyo earlier today, the Liverpool striker denied they were his words.
"I didn't say it," Kyodo News report him as saying. "Maybe someone else did, [but] the main thing is that I am here now with the national team."
This is good news for Arsenal, who continue to keep hope alive that they will be able to complete a transfer for the talented player.
According to Jeremy Wilson of The Telegraph, the club is considering a £49 million bid for Suarez. This is quite a jump from the £40,000,001 bid that was previously rejected, but it might be necessary to complete the deal.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers clearly does not want to let Suarez get away. The Uruguayan was second in the league with 23 goals and was one of the main reasons the club finished fourth in the EPL in goals scored.
Although he did have a few negative moments, he was clearly one of the top offensive players in the entire league. If he remains with his current squad, it has a chance to contend for a top-four finish this season, where he can reach his dream of Champions League football.
Without him, however, the Reds have very little chance to reach this goal. This would be even tougher if sold to another contending Premier League club.
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However, Liverpool might be running out of options at this point. There appears to be no other suitors, and it would not help anyone to keep the unhappy player on the roster.
Things are not going well at Anfield at the moment. Rodgers has stated that Suarez will not play until he apologizes to his team for his disrespect, and the player has no intention of completing that request.
As Suarez continues to make his case as to why he should leave, Arsenal simply has to sit back and wait for the situation to resolve itself. The higher bid might force the other side to make a decision, which could only work in their favor.
This has not been a successful transfer season for the Gunners, with only a few weeks remaining until the window closes. However, things can turn around in a hurry if they are able to finally acquire Suarez.
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