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PFA Chief Claims Luis Suarez Joining Arsenal Is “Practically Impossible”

Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor has said it will be “practically impossible” for Luis Suarez to move to Arsenal this summer

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, Gordon Taylor claims it will be impossible for Arsenal to sign Luis Suarez.

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Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor has said it will be “practically impossible” for Luis Suarez to move to Arsenal this summer, according to the BBC.

Suarez went public with his desire to leave Liverpool earlier this week in a sensational interview with the Telegraph where he accused the Merseysiders of not fulfilling their contractual obligations by allowing him to join Arsenal after they submitted a £40,000,001 bid.

The Uruguayan and his advisers claim they have both a verbal and written agreement that the striker could move to a club in the Champions League this summer – but Liverpool’s interpretation of the clause is very different.

The 26-year-old has called in the help of the PFA to try and settle his dispute with the club and he’s threatened to take his case before a Premier League arbitration hearing if Liverpool don’t allow him to join Arsenal.

However, PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor has warned that a move is “practically impossible” as Liverpool will be left with no time to find a suitable replacement. He told the BBC:

“With the transfer window expiring, the difficulties of not only selling him to a competitor but also replacing him makes it practically impossible,” Taylor said.

“I think it really muddies the waters to have buy-out clauses that are supposed to be confidential between employer and employee,”

“Inevitably that gets out. The drafting of such clauses are far from straight forward.

“These are issues we are going to have to raise with the Premier League at our regular discussions.”

Taylor’s comments come the day after Liverpool owner John W Henry insisted that Suarez will not be sold this summer, saying that the striker wont be sold to Arsenal or any other club at any price, and feels the case is now closed.

It remains to be seen how this news goes down in north London or whether Suarez is now going to accept defeat and remain at Anfield, but you’d think in order for him to do so he’ll have to come out with a public apology.

Of course the striker could push harder for a move by submitting a transfer request and the Gunners could come back in with an improved offer in excess of £50m, which could make Liverpool think twice. So this one might not be over just yet….

Do you think Suarez will leave? Share your views below.

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Bill

    August 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Bloody hell I know the beeb are a bit doddery but this story has been around for 3 days.

  2. alf

    August 9, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    WTF has it got to do with Taylor? this oxygen thief Taylor is supposed to represent Footballers, but here he is licking Liverpools Arse. As for the Liverpool director saying we wouldn’t sell to a champions league rival, that’s BS as when are Liverpool arival to Arsenal in the modern game.

    • Peter Shaw

      August 10, 2013 at 2:06 am

      Furthermore, assuming it’s not a completely meaningless clause (and why would Suarez insist on a meaningless clause in the first place) Liverpool HAVE to let him go!
      Why only allow offers from Champions league Clubs, then say “No sales to top four rivals?
      Denying a sale which complies with a contract, is a clear ‘Restraint of Trade’.
      Is Rodgers really this barmy?
      Put him in a comic!

  3. garybiz

    August 9, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    what were chelsea when we sold them torres,a mid table team or what,money talks so if a decent offer comes in they will sell

  4. Gooner4life

    August 9, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    50m is the answer to get him because his contract says any one can bid over 40m Liverpool have to start negotiations with the buying club,end of story,

  5. Alaka akeem

    August 9, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Is gordon now liverpool fans bcus i dont understand him what he is own if they did nt get replacement for him u can keep player that is nt happy.

  6. Mr Bond

    August 9, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    What has Gordon Tailor got to do with whether Suarez leaves Liverpool or not. No wonder he interpreted the clause in Suarez contract to Favour Liverpool, now he’s become their advocate, an unbiased umpire indeed. Whenever matters concern Arsenal everybody takes up arms. Me thinks there is a huge conspiracy against Arsenal. I want to be proved wrong.

    • KEME

      August 10, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      U ARE VERY CORRECT. I JUST DONT KNOW WHY THEY HATE ARSENAL.

  7. Mr C

    August 9, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Suarez and his agent asked Gordon Taylor to help out, but when he saw the contract he realised Suarez doesn’t have a leg to stand on an had to back Liverpool

  8. Ibrahim rassin sesay

    August 9, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    ARE YOU THE NEW LIVERPOOL SPOKESMAN?

    • dammy

      August 9, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      No matter what liverpool owner are saying suares is leaving,and leaving for good atleast for championsleague football and forth place sport

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  10. Red Datuk

    August 10, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Liverpool have the right to reject any offers. If Suarez wants a move, why is he not putting in a transfer request? Does he have anything to lose if he puts in a transfer request?

  11. yakubu

    August 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Suarez is time to handle your request to be ready and happy for the world cup.

  12. kelvin

    August 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Its wrong to hold a player against his own will.
    Let suarez hand in a transfer request if he really want to leave liverpool

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