What was at first thought to be nothing more than rubbish Arsenal transfer gossip to fill the back pages of the national newspapers, has quickly turned into a full time report which the likes of BBC Sport, Sky Sports News and now Liverpool management themselves have now confirmed as official.
Luis Suarez doesn’t seem to have a chance in joining Arsenal, although many would argue that its Arsenal that don’t have a chance of joining up with Luis Suarez, but however you want to view it, a few weeks back, you wouldn’t have seen this potential transfer coming. At the beginning of last week that all changed, and we heard the first reports that Arsenal had made a record breaking £30 million offer for Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. “Rubbish” we all called! However much to our amazement Wenger has actually pulled out his finger and bid for the controversial striker.
Liverpool official managing director Ian Ayre has today confirmed Arsenal’s bid for the player;
“We had an offer which is fairly public from Arsenal. We said no to that offer, and as far as we’re concerned, he turns up for training when he’s due back. We’ll move forward on that basis. We get offers for lots of our players at different times. Right now we’d love to see Luis put on a Liverpool shirt for this season and beyond. We hope that once he gets back things will settle down”
It’s no secret that Suarez wants to leave the KOP this summer, however I highly doubt he will be at the Emirates come the 2nd of September. Quite simply Suarez wants to move on for bigger and brighter things. He wants to win trophies and get out of the media’s spotlight and let’s be honest in saying that perhaps Arsenal won’t really offer much different from Liverpool, apart from the Champions League, and although a move to the Gunners would definitely be a step up in my opinion, when you have the likes of Real Madrid also interested I doubt you’ll see him wearing the red and white of Arsenal next season.
Ultimately the main thing this shows us that Wenger is certainly being ambitious in his transfer dealings and so perhaps what he said isn’t as much of a lie as we may have first thought. Let’s hope that although this target seems to be a tad unrealistic, he could have plenty more of ambitious big money targets up his sleeve.