The Luis Suarez saga transfer is set to continue, as the premier league is set to intervene as the Uruguayan is insistent on forcing a move away from Anfield. There is a complex clause in Suarez’s contract, which has been activated by Arsenal’s cheeky bid of £40,000,001. Liverpool instantly rejected that bid, interpreting the clause as their duty to inform Suarez about a bid being made, while Suarez believes that the clause is a formal release clause which has been activated by Arsenal’s very specific bid, and thinks that Liverpool cannot reject Arsenal’s bid, and has to accept it.
It is believed by the Suarez camp that the clause is a release clause for a bid of over £40 million, the Telegraph suggests, which can be activated if Liverpool failed to qualify for the Champions League, which is why Arsenal submitted that very exact bid. If Liverpool refuse to let Suarez go, then the Premier League can step in, in according with Rule T.30, which allows the league’s governing body to intervene in disputes over transfers. Suarez has attempted to invoke a similar clause in the Eredivisie, while playing for Groningen. He wanted to force a move through to Ajax, but his case was rejected, but he ended up at the Amsterdam club anyway.
Liverpool have been resolute until now, not budging until their valuation of £50 million is met, and Liverpool’s managing director has reiterated their stance, saying, “The situation with Luis Suarez remains the same. It has never been our intention to sell Luis. As has been widely reported in the media, we received two separate offers from Arsenal and rejected them both. He remains a Liverpool player and is here with us in Thailand as part of our squad.”
This transfer seems to be dragging on, with Arsenal putting all their eggs in Suarez’s basket, after they lost their principal target in Gonzalo Higuain to Napoli. Both Suarez and Liverpool wouldn’t prefer to go to court, if the situation can be solved amicably. This is playing out to be a dirty transfer saga, and Arsenal are showing no signs of giving up in their pursuit of the Uruguayan striker, even though Liverpool stand firm.