In what originally seemed to be one of the jokes of the usual ‘silly transfer season’, it turns out that Arsenal have genuine interest in Liverpool’s main striker and in fact biggest talent Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan reportedly wants out of Anfield after several struggling years in Merseyside, where the club has failed to regain entry to Europe’s greatest club competition the Champions League.
At first the rumours emerged as just another one of those pieces of speculation to fill the gossip columns in the ‘Red Top’ newspapers, however the rumours quickly spread and it was then picked up by media from across Europe and eventually the BBC and Sky Sports News reported the news that a £30 million offer had been made for Suarez.
Now with the news emerging that the opening bid was rejected from Liverpool, speculation today would suggest Arsenal will return with a £35 million offer. This is absolutely ludicrous! If true, I don’t understand how Arsene Wenger and the club is willing to spend so much on a controversial player, having spent the last two years in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but he isn’t seemingly willing to up his £23 million offer for Real Madrid and Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Also it’s important to point out that Suarez also came out in the last few days to state his opinion on Arsenal’s reported interest and surprising to me, he was actually flattered and seemingly willing to join the Gunners if an offer was accepted. However this changes nothing and as mentioned Suarez has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, having firstly being caught up in racial controversy, involving Suarez himself and Manchester United player Patrice Evra. Whilst this previous season, he was involved in an incident in which he bit Chelsea defender Ivanovic. Not matter his quality; I’m afraid you just cannot spend so much money on a player that holds such a risk on hindering your clubs reputation.