Liverpool Try Pricing Suarez Out Of Arsenal Move

Liverpool Try Pricing Suarez Out Of Arsenal Move

Liverpool have set a heavy price tag for their star striker Luis Suarez, who has been linked with a move away from Anfield the entire summer, with Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal leading the charge to secure the striker’s services before August 31st, when the transfer window shuts.

Arsene Wenger has been trying his best to secure a high profile signing, but all the efforts have so far gone in vain, as other clubs are offering better personal terms to lure the player away. Suarez has been one of the most consistent strikers in the Premier League, and has been on the radar for the biggest clubs in Europe. However, on the field controversies have shadowed the skills of the striker who made his move to Liverpool from Dutch giants Ajax. The Uruguayan has no limit to the amount of energy he uses to cover the length of the pitch during a game, and on some occasions, lashed out at the opponent verbally and physically. These controversies have led to heavy media pressure on the striker’s life, and complained earlier this summer about his family facing a similar issue of privacy and safety.

Brendan Rodgers has the difficult task of convincing his front man that the media pressure will ease off with time. It is safe to say Liverpool have performed well in the past few seasons due to Suarez’s determination to score and contribute to the side. Steven Gerrard, who has traditionally been a cult hero at Anfield, has been sidelined on various occasions due to injury, and that put pressure on Suarez to compensate and deliver for the relatively young side.

According to The Evening Standard, Real Madrid’s world record £85 million bid for Gareth Bale has prompted Rodgers to believe that Suarez cannot be valued at half the price. Madrid’s bid could potentially be a spoiler for Arsenal, who would have been able to squeeze a deal under £50 million, but for Bale to be given such a high valuation. Wenger will now have to decide whether to spend the entire kitty on Suarez, or move on to his next target.

Rodgers said, “Of course, throughout the world every player will have a value but you only have to look at the market and £40million and £1….Gareth Bale they are talking about nine figures.”

“Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez were arguably the two best players in the Premier League and you can’t say Gareth Bale is valued at more than 100 per cent more than Luis Suarez.”

“Every single player will be open to that (right bid), but it is not even something we are thinking about it. We are very strong in the belief in what we are doing and there will be no-one moving out of here.”

Suarez might be staying on Merseyside at least until the winter window then…

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