Arsenal have received a boost in their pursuit of Luis Suarez. The Gunners attempted to prise the Uruguayan away from Anfield in the summer but the Reds stood firm as the rejected two offers of 30 million Pounds and the now infamous 40 million and one Pound bids from the Gunners.
With the summer window shut and the Gunners still in short of a striker, there are insinuations they will return to Anfield for him in the winter window. Liverpool are reluctant selling to a domestic rival (though I doubt if we should be counted as their rival, Everton and Tottenham are) and would be more receptive to a bid from other non-English European heavyweights. They had been encouraging Real to make a bid just to halt Arsenal but that ploy seems to have failed with Real declaring they won’t be making a move for the disgruntled striker in January.
“we will not be signing anyone in January.”
(Perez on Dailymail).
With this ‘positive’ development, should Suarez push for the exit door again in January, Liverpool might be forced to sell to Arsenal. Hopefully, Wenger would take a convincing bid there and not cheeky one. Now that we know there is no getaway clause in his contract, we need to offer something tempting. A bid of 50 million Pounds would do it.
Many may claim the player will not want to move in January because of his world cup chances but I do not in anyway agree. It should be noted that when he was involved in the transfer tussle in the summer, he was still playing regularly for Uruguay. Also, should he move to Arsenal, he will walk straight into the team as Arsenal’s style of play will be well suited to him.
Another reason why Arsenal may have a good chance is the fact that aside Real Madrid, they aren’t many other suitors. Barca do not need him, neither do Manchester City. Money bags Monaco and PSG do not need him. The only other big club that may be interest are Chelsea and I doubt they will come in for him since they weren’t interested in the summer even when they were obviously in the market for a striker.
A January sale of Suarez isn’t out of place. The Reds sold their main striker then (Fernando Torres) in the winter window so why can’t they do the same to Suarez who is more of a disruptive influence?