Suarez’ Agent Opens Up On Failed Move From Liverpool To Arsenal
Luis Suarez’ agent has opened up on the strikers failed move from Liverpool to Arsenal and admitted it was a difficult summer for all concerned.
Luis Suarez’ agent has opened up on the strikers failed move from Liverpool to Arsenal and admitted it was a difficult summer for all concerned, according to the Express.
Suarez was strongly linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in the summer of 2013 and at one point the Gunners thought they had their man after making a £40,000,001 bid – which they were led to believe would trigger the strikers release clause.
However, there was confusion over the exact terms of the clause and Liverpool refused to sell their star man, with the clubs owners insisting they were prepared to take the battle to court if necessary.
In essence, they called Arsenal’s bluff as they knew the North Londoners wouldn’t drag the transfer through the courtrooms, and the Merseysiders were able to hang on to the Uruguayan international – despite Suarez going to the newspapers to plead with the club to honour the agreement and let him go.
Suarez went on to play a key role in helping Liverpool make a real push for the Premier League title in the 2013/14 season before finally securing a big-money move to Barcelona last summer.
The strikers agent, Pere Guardiola, has now spoken out on that ‘difficult’ summer in 2013 and he admitted that the failed Arsenal move put a real strain on his relationship with Suarez.
“That was the moment that made me most uncomfortable with Luis – especially for me and our relationship.
“Because of the confusion about the release clause? Because of the confusion, because of what we had already agreed with the club, because situations change and force you to do things that make you uncomfortable.
“It was a difficult summer, and Luis had to train away from the team. Everything was in the press.” Guardiola is quoted as saying by the Express
Shortly before securing his move to Barca, Suarez was involved in another biting scandal after sinking his teeth into Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, and Guardiola claims that the incident was just as difficult to manage as the failed move to Arsenal. He continued:
“To be honest, last summer was as difficult to manage as the previous with the aborted transfer to Arsenal”
Suarez endured a difficult start to life at the Nou Camp as the striker took his time to get back up to speed after returning from his worldwide ban back in October.
However, the 28-year-old appears to be getting back to something like his best form as he’s scored eight goals in his last 10 games in all competitions, including a double against Manchester City in the Champions League, so he’s finally getting over what’s been a traumatic couple of years.
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