Wenger Still Wants To Sign Suarez

Wenger Still Wants To Sign Suarez

Arsene Wenger has renewed hope that a deal for Luis Suarez can be secured in the most professional manner that it should be, despite seeing his bid for the striker in excess of £40 million turned down by the Merseyside outfit.

The Gunners have been struggling in the transfer market this season, and one could argue that the choice of signing Suarez may not be the best, given the alternatives available to Wenger at the beginning of the window. The Uruguayan has been involved in controversies throughout his time at Anfield, and has been unhappy about the treatment of the media. The striker claimed that it was becoming unsafe for his family to live peacefully in the light of the ever growing media pressure that surrounded the striker.

Wenger had been linked with former Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain, and talks between both clubs reached a point where the Argentine’s brother suggested a move to London was on the cards. However, personal terms can always be bettered by rival clubs, and that is exactly what happened when Napoli, with new surplus funds from the sale of Edinson Cavani, came into the picture and offered a better deal to Higuain, who made the switch to Italy instead.

Another striker who was closely linked to Arsenal was former Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic, who was a target for multiple clubs all over Europe. A fee in the region of £25 million was agreed between Manchester City and Fiorentina. City offered better terms to the striker, who turned down a move to London.

With less than a month to go before the transfer window shuts, Wenger will have to push the board to crack a deal with Liverpool before it becomes too late. The Gunners have not yet signed a high-profile player this summer, but have also not lost any of their existing players.

According to The Evening Standard, Arsenal have not yet given up on the chase for Suarez, who is the most prized asset at Liverpool, and will only go for an undeniable offer.

Wenger said, “I don’t want to speak about Suarez, because that is between Liverpool and Arsenal. We will completely respect what Liverpool wants to do. We want to (sign the player) if it is feasible in an amicable way,

“I am a great believer you have to keep as much confidentiality as possible, which is quite difficult in the modern world.”

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