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Alongside Bale's potential switch to Real Madrid, the future of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been one of the hottest stories throughout the transfer window.
Each day has brought developments surrounding the future of the Uruguay international, with Arsenal thought to be the most likely landing spot for the striker (per The Telegraph).
It's difficult to see this happening. The player has said that he wants to play Champions League football (per BBC Sport)—which he'd probably get, should he go to Arsenal—and there's a definite need for a new striker at the Emirates. All the same, it's hard to picture a frugal Wenger, who wouldn't stump up big money to try and keep Robin van Persie, throwing everything at a striker with more red flags than RVP.
According to reports, a bid in excess of £40 million would be needed to land Suarez, and they'd likely have to make him their highest-paid player.
It's hard to see Arsenal doing that.
Adding more weight to the thought of him staying is, even if Arsenal did stump up that amount of money, Liverpool could very well refuse to part ways.
Liverpool will fancy their chances of qualifying for the Champions League after some smart additions this summer, and they could well persuade Suarez to give them one more year. The likes of Iago Aspas and Philippe Coutinho alongside Suarez would make the Reds very potent next year, and that prospect might just give Suarez second thoughts about leaving for Arsenal.
And there is something to like about the confidence and belief of Rodgers. He likes Suarez and has stood up for him time and time again.
Given a choice between player and money this summer, he'd choose the striker. Rodgers has invested too much trying to build around Suarez to throw it away.
It could genuinely go either way, but I think Suarez stays.
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