Please Release Me! Suarez Contract Dispute Set For Arbitration Hearing As Striker Forces Arsenal Move

By on July 26, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, the Premier League could be forced to settle Luis Suarez’s contract dispute with Liverpool.

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The Premier League are ready to settle Luis Suarez’s contract dispute with Liverpool as the striker continues to try and force a move to Arsenal, according to the Telegraph.

The report claims the Uruguayan is at loggerheads with Liverpool over a clause in his contract that was agreed when he signed a new deal last summer. The clause was triggered by Arsenal earlier this week when they tabled an offer worth £40,000,001 for the 26-year-old but the club and player remain at odds over the clauses interpretation.

The Telegraph suggest the Merseysiders have rejected Arsenal’s offer but have given Suarez permission to hold talks with the Gunners over a potential move to the Emirates, insisting that the clause requires they do nothing more than this. However, Suarez and his agent, Pere Guardiola, believe that Arsenal have triggered a formal release clause that means Liverpool have to sell.

It was reported on Wednesday that Suarez’s camp claim the agreement was that Liverpool would sell the striker for any offer over £40m if they failed to qualify for the Champions League last season, and Arsenal’s very specific offer of £40,000,001 was submitted on that very understanding.

If Liverpool refuse to back down, the Telegraph claim Suarez will take the matter up with the Premier League who will use rule T.30 – which allows them to arbitrate in disputes between players and clubs. It would not be the first time the striker has used such tactics as he did a similar thing when trying to force a move from Groningen to Ajax in 2007.

There have also been cases in England where this ruling has been used, most notably when Gabriel Heinze tried to force a move from Manchester United to Liverpool in 2007. On that occasion, the Premier League ruled in favour of United despite the defender having a written agreement that he was allowed to pursue a transfer to another club.

So unless either party relents, it looks like the Luis Suarez transfer saga is going to get messy and could be dragged through the courts. All parties are sure to want the situation resolved as quickly as possible and things should accelerate once clubs return from their pre-season tours early next week.

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Do you think Suarez will end up forcing a move to Arsenal? Or will Liverpool stand their ground? Share your views in the comments section below.

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62 Comments

  1. Arsene Wenger

    July 26, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    When Thierry Henry left Arsenal and signed for Barcelona, Carlos Tevez and Fernando Torres begged me to sign then(just to replace Henry)…. Tevez went to Man Utd from West Ham while Torres eventually signed for L’pool….. Few years later, he(Torres) left L’pool for Chelsea….why…? Bcos, it became obvious Liverpool turned to ”LOOSERPOOL”…! Now his successor(Luis Suarez) has discovered the same ambition of Looserpool, which is NOTHING..! So he wants to leave and join me here at the Emirates bcos 1. I am a better Manager to Mr. Rogers, 2. The Emirates Stadium is 120years ahead of Anfield, 3. Arsenal has more and wider fan base(world-wide) than both Looserpool and EVERTON (put together)… 4. Arsenal has better players, 5. Arsenal has more money and can pay better wage, 6. Arsenal = Ambitious while Looserpool = disorganised company, dissolving rapidly. 7. Every players at Looserpool will wish to player for ARSENAL(Even Steven G) while nobody at ARSENAL(not even Bendtner, Chamakh, P.C. Yung) wants to be associated with Looserpool…! And finally, ARSENAL has a better slogan ” GUNNERS”….. COYG…!

    • phillee1

      July 26, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      When was the last time you won anything? That’s right 8 years ago and when was the last time you won the champions league, that’s right you never have. So please explain where Arsenal are better to play for. U have lost Nasri, Fabregas, Van Persie and the list of top class names goes on. You sell them for under rated prices as you have no concept of business. As “redhot” said you must be retarded.

  2. ChukyRED

    July 26, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Seriously, what is wrong with Arsenal? What is wrong with you tight-fisted lot? Have you been smoking some hard stuff over there at the Emirates?

    PSG wanted Cavani and they paid his asking price which is 50m. Monaco wanted Falcao and paid up in 50s. so, why won’t AFC break the bank pay the same for Suarez who is at par with these players?

    If arsenal don’t have 50m, then they should forget about signing Suarez, simple. it’s 50m or nothing and you can take it or leave it.

    You can go on making ridiculous bids and you won’t get him. just Give us 50m and we will roll up the player, flip him sideways and shove him up Mr. Wenger’s candy behind, period!

  3. Redhotlouie

    July 26, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Could some one tell this retard above , that tevez an Torres never begged any 1 they made the right choice CT won the premiership and an fa cup with city while FT won champions league and fa cup with Chelsea
    Couldn’t be bothered reading more than the first line as it was quite clear that. This bloke has got serious mental health issues in the way he blabs on and has probably sat in a dark closet on his own for the last few hours trying to take the piss out of some 1 with his comments, only person you took the pis out of is your self,
    YOU EVEN THINK YOUR ARSENE WENGER!

  4. Edwin

    July 26, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Well! Well! Well! I think Arsene & the board just caught Loserpool there bcoz they don’t understand English & business. U guys said any bid above £40million is good enough to take suarez out of Anfield, & we just did bid £40+1 please tell me isn’t that above £40m? Certainly it is, so kudos to the boss who understands economics and business so stop dilly dallying at Anfield by confusing issues and let suarez go or else he will bite someone. Secondly why are the kops afraid of selling your star arsenal has done that season in season out and still maintained the status quo, ok I see loserpool are afraid of finishing 15th-grow up Anfield fatfools LOL

  5. Redhotlouie

    July 27, 2013 at 12:18 am

    The owners have said he is not for sale to arsenal at any price ! So you’s are the loosers ! Higuain now Suarez , and you call yourselves a big club ! Haha
    Told you’s that your owners pulled the wool over your eyes you daft lot , and it will continue like it did last year an year before ! YNWA

  6. Steven Gerrard

    July 30, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Please my Kop fans, no more harsh words towards The Gunners fans. If Arsenal wants Suarez, they should pay £50m then they can have him. I for one don’t give a bloody f**k. But come to think of it, is he really worth that money or any one for that matter (except CR7 and Superman himself ‘Messi’)…? And secondly, I don’t blame him for wanting to leave. Everybody wants to shine on a bigger stage. With him on our team, we still finish behind those blue f**ks(everton). I believe he will do really well with Arsenal. They sell their best players year in year out and still maintan 3rd&4th each year. Viera, Kanu, Pires, Cole, Gilberto, Leuren, Ljunberg, Henry, Helb, Flamini, Adebayor, Toure(our new CB), Clichy, Gallas, Nasri, Fabregas, Eboue, V. Persie, Song….. These are just a few I can remember. Just when we sold Alonso, that was the year Champions League football died in Anfield(Just one player)…I have tried my best but injury keeps draging me back. I say, let Suarez go, it willl be difficult to cope though, get a replacement(Soldado anyone..?) but one thing for sure is ‘I will never leave you’…! YNWA….!

  7. Wasswa rogers

    July 30, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I think wenger z nw becming very wise.its becz arsenal never wanted a world class player be4.but 2day they have break the rules.i support him 2 bring suarez he will help us.plz mr. Wenger make sure 2 bring him becz we are tired of being troughless

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