I Won’t Sell Suarez Even If Arsenal Offers 50 Million – John Henry


Liverpool owner John W Henry has dampened Arsenal’s hopes of signing Luis Suarez after insisting the striker will not be sold for any fee, reports Sky Sports.

The striker is desperate for an Anfield exit but both Brendan Rodgers and Henry have so far blocked a move to Arsenal and now the club’s owner has reaffirmed their stance on the saga by announcing they will not sell at all.

The Gunners have had two bids rejected for Suarez, their latest being a £40 million plus £1 offer. Rodgers revealed he thought Suarez was on the same level as Edinson Cavani, who was sold to PSG for £55 million from Napoli and slapped the same price tag on his Uruguayan hitman, but Henry has gone further by saying Suarez is not for sale.

“We’re not in Europe this year and have not been in the Champions League for a while. To sell to a rival for those positions, or one of them, would be ludicrous.”

“Liverpool needs to be playing in Europe, it needs to be playing in the Champions League. That’s what Liverpool Football Club is about.”

“I’m unequivocal that we won’t sell to Arsenal, whatever the bid is. I have not said it to Stan, but I had a personal conversation with Ivan Gazidis and told him we would not sell.”

“He won’t be sold even if a foreign club comes in, because we do not have time to sign a suitable replacement.”

“We are not going to sell Luis.”

Despite Henry’s determination to keep hold of the striker, many have argued that the relationship between player and manager has been damaged beyond repair and that selling him is now the only option.

“The manager is upset, as he should be, and the supporters are upset. But we need Luis. Hopefully this will pass.”

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  1. If the agreement that Suarez claims he has with Liverpool exists, then i think that Henry’s claim that they won’t sell Suarez is balderdash. Even if such an agreement does not compel Liverpool to sell at 40m pounds, the fact that they said with such an amount, Suarez could talk to the bidding club defeats their argument. What would be the purpose of Suarez talking with another club if not with a view of transfer? It makes no sense to allow your player to talk to another club if you are not willing to sell him. By allowing him to talk to another team means you have opened the players thought to the possibility of a transfer. To deny him of that is simply preposterous. Secondly, the fact that an amount was attached to the agreement means that the range of transfer fee is already determined. It means that if that amount is not enough, it is close. A maximum of 5m pounds more is enough in a case like this. I think that a lawyer can argue this case out from this perspective. I just hope that Suarez does have a copy of such agreement. If that be the case, then I consider this a done deal if the case goes to court.

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