Liverpool Bid Just £12.7m For Suarez As Babel Leaves

By on January 25, 2011

transfer news

Not only has Blackpool’s Ian Holloway voiced his displeasure of a lowly transfer fee offered for Charlie Adam received from Liverpool, but now Ajax have asked for a more “respectful” bid to be made for their star striker, Luis Suarez. Ian Holloway was recently angered by a £4 million bid for his captain Charlie Adam, and subsequently went on a little rant in his usual passionate fashion at a press conference in which the Blackpool manager also confirmed that Adam had submitted a formal transfer request.

Now, Luis Suarez, who has been subject of much speculation as to where his future lies, has been bid for by Liverpool in what Ajax believe is another unsubstantial offer. An Ajax spokesperson said:

We’ll have to wait for them to come back with something more respectful. We want to keep him – at least until the end of the season and preferably for the rest of his contract.”

“If you compare the 15 million euros [£12.7 million] Liverpool want to pay for Suarez with other transfers you can imagine that it’s far too low for us. Luis is our top goalscorer for the last three years and also the man with by far the most assists as well.

“He was one of the big guys for Uruguay in helping them come third in the World Cup in the summer and he still has a contract with us for two-and-a-half years.”

These comments are completely understandable. Luis Suarez is obviously an integral part of the Ajax side, someone who scores a lot of goals and wins a lot of matches for both his club and country. The fact is, £12.7 million really isn’t enough to persuade a side to let their star striker go anymore, especially one of Suarez’s calibre.

Darren Bent was only recently bought by Aston Villa for around £24 million – a figure which I believe is quite overpriced, and I question the ability of certain Aston Villa negotiators in coming to such a price. However, this is the climate of the market at the moment, and even small teams like Blackpool are able to ask for decent money and get away with it.

The fact is, if Liverpool want to sign a top quality striker, they have to pay the full price, especially now that they have left it so late in the window. Ajax need time to buy a replacement, and need the money to do that, so Liverpool must get a move on to pick up Fernando Torres’ partner who can drive both Torres and Liverpool to success in the Premier League table.

In other news, Ryan Babel has accepted personal terms and agreed to move to German club 1899 Hoffenheim (as I reported on on January 18th). A brief statement on the Premier League club’s official website read:

“Ryan Babel has agreed a move to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The Dutch international will fly to Germany tomorrow to finalise the deal.

Tell me what you think!

Submitted by DBSFootball

Loading...

7 Comments

  1. Lee

    January 25, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Liverpool are clearly bonkers if they think that miserly bid will convince Ajax to sell. Hardly worth making it and the owners need to realise that the market is as it is and that you need to pay big money to bring these types of players in.

    The owners need to get real and put their money where their mouths are

  2. pete

    January 25, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Er we can bid what we want and they can decline it. Kenny has instilled dignity and respect into our process by not discussing other clubs players or the bids we’re making. It’s bleating whingers like Holloway and Boer who should keep their clubs business private rather than dragging it into the open and letting meaningless websites like this make inane statements.

  3. Tony

    January 25, 2011 at 9:45 am

    The only reason why Ajax and Blackpool are spouting their mouths off in public is because they both want to SELL.
    why is a £4m offer for an unknown player who’s played in the PL for 6 Months unreasonable?
    And the £12m offer for Suarez was probably an opening offer, the very fact that both clubs are still negotiating proves they’re not too far away from a deal.

  4. rolando

    January 25, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Totally agree. shamefull offer. Looks like the owners really dont understand football. get your wallets out soon else the fans will quickly turn against you. you cant pay $140m of one baseball player for the red sox and expect to sign a world class ‘soccer’ striker for £15m.

  5. DFT

    January 25, 2011 at 9:57 am

    12,7 million offered for Suarez is a joke. If it’s true then it is clear to see that it’s merely a half hearted effort by the owner with no real intention to strengthen the squad. If this is the way the owner continues to deal in the transfer market then Liverpool can be sure of getting only fringe players. And soon enough the fans will turn against them.

  6. Mickey

    January 25, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Spurs put in a measly £12m bid for £20m striker Robbie Keane and got him, Real Madrid put in a measly £8m for Michael Owen and got him..the cheeky monkeys! And why not – if they can get away with it. But we won’t be screwed over on price no more!

  7. alex

    January 25, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Please..Just pay Ajax 20 £. FORGODSAKE..Suarez is a great striker..wtf is wrong with Henry?? 12.7 £??? GIVE ME A BREAK..we are DESPERATE to sign him..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *