Suarez Set To Submit Official Transfer Request To Force Arsenal Move
Luis Suarez is ready to hand in a formal transfer request in order to force a move away from Anfield after being given permission to hold talks with Arsenal.
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, Luis Suarez is ready to force his move to Arsenal.
Luis Suarez is ready to hand in a formal transfer request in order to force a move away from Anfield after being given permission to hold talks with Arsenal, according to reports on Wednesday evening.
The Gunners tabled a £40m plus £1 offer for the controversial Uruguayan hitman on Tuesday evening and while the bid was rejected once again by Liverpool, it triggered a clause in the players contract allowing him to hold talks with Arsene Wenger over a potential switch to the Emirates.
The Daily Mail claim that personal terms have already been agreed in principal between the Gunners and Suarez’s representatives with the player being offered a five-year deal worth £150,000-a-week. The major stumbling block is the fee with Liverpool appearing determined to hang on to the 26-year-old and they’ve hinted it would take an offer in excess of £50m to persuade them to sell. Whether Arsenal are willing to match that kind of figure remains to be seen, though.
However, Goal are reporting that Suarez is now ready to submit a formal transfer request to force his exit from Anfield and with it, concede loyalty bonuses which would be due to him if the Reds were willing sellers. If Suarez does end up handing in a written request, it could see Liverpool lower their demands and perhaps even see them enter into negotiations with Arsenal as it would be extremely difficult for them to force an unhappy player to stay.
Boss Brendan Rodgers said last week that Suarez would remain a Liverpool player unless “something drastic happens”, perhaps hinting that their stance would change should the striker make it official he wanted out.
It looks like it’s going to be a key few days in the Suarez transfer saga and the ball will firmly be in Liverpool’s court if the striker does end up submitting a transfer request – and if he does Arsene Wenger will be one step closer to signing the marquee name he craves this summer.
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