If reports from the media are to be believed, Arsenal have received a further boost in their pursuit of Liverpool’s Luis Suarez as the striker has reportedly told his Uruguay team mate Edinson Cavani that he is not very impressed by Liverpool’s new signings and that the Merseyside club still cannot compete for Champions League football.
Just last week, another Uruguay team-mate of the Liverpool ace decided to speak his mind about the on-going saga surrounding his compatriot. Former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan claimed that Luis Suarez could fire Arsenal to the title and seemed to be urging the Gunners into making another move for him. With Forlan having done his job, it seems as though it is now Cavani’s turn. Speaking to the media, the PSG striker said:
“We have been speaking a lot and, while I can’t tell you everything, I can tell you that he is desperate to start playing Champions League football. Liverpool already know that, though, because he has told them.
“I think if he thought Liverpool would qualify for Champions League football next season he would stay but, with the other top teams in England adding players, he doesn’t think Liverpool have the resources to break into the Champions League spots.
“I have said before one of the most complete strikers in the world needs to be playing at the top level and I hope Liverpool understand that. He doesn’t want to leave on bad terms because he respects the club and fans, but he needs to achieve his dreams in the game.”
In my opinion, Cavani seems to be instructed in some way by Suarez or his agent to reiterate his desire to quit the club. Look at it this way, if Suarez did not want Cavani to let the media know, the former Napoli man would not have said anything more than what Forlan did. When a player’s desire to quit a club becomes extremely evident, it makes his transfer to another club easier. Although Suarez’s desire to leave Liverpool is no secret, a little reiteration certainly does no harm.
To me, the last sentence of Cavani’s quote speaks volumes about the on-going transfer saga. Suarez does not want to leave on bad terms as the Liverpool fans, as Rodgers never forgets to mention, have stood by him 100% during his many, many controversies. Hence, it’s his team-mates and agent who are doing all the talking for him at the moment.
I wouldn’t be too disheartened by the fact that we haven’t signed Suarez yet. With no foreign side interested at the moment, Liverpool will try and hang on to him till the last few days of the window to show the Anfield faithful that they tried their best to keep him which, in turn, makes the player look bad.
Brendan Rodgers surely would not want an unhappy player in his squad, Liverpool are just holding out for the best price they can get. If recent indications are anything to go by, Luis Suarez is well on course to becoming an Arsenal player, unless something drastic happens in the final few days of the window.