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Suarez Makes Fresh ‘Come-And-Get-Me-Plea’ To Real Madrid In Marca Interview
Yesterday morning Arsenal fans woke to the news that Luis Suarez had finally spoken out about his desire to leave Liverpool and while he didn’t name Arsenal specifically as the club he wanted to join, he majorly hinted that he’d like a move to the Emirates on several occasions. Obviously this was great news for us and it seemed we’d moved a huge step closer to signing the controversial striker.
Fast-forward 24 hours and we’ve had the PFA confirm the clause in the players contract is NOT a straight-forward buy-out clause and taking the case to the Premier League has no guarantee of success, while Liverpool owner John W Henry has claimed he will never sell Suarez to Arsenal.
If that hasn’t brought us crashing back down to earth, perhaps Suarez flirting with Real Madrid will do it?! The striker has not only done ‘exclusive’ interviews with the British press (Telegraph and the Guardian), he has also sounded out Spanish publication Marca – yes, the one’s who have a close affiliation with Real Madrid.
Marca have a two-page spread (in the paper version, it’s not online yet) on Suarez today after the 26-year-old invited them to his house where he gave a very similar interview to what he gave to the British media, the only major difference being that he was predictably asked about his interest in signing for Real Madrid.
While he admitted there has been no approach yet from Carlo Ancelotti’s side, he once again reiterated his desire to play for the Spanish giants saying it would be ‘very difficult’ to turn down Madrid.
Sport Witness have had access to the paper version and have cited the following quote:
“Any player always aspires to the highest level and Real Madrid are among the best clubs there is in the world. It would be very difficult to say no to Madrid.” Suarez said to Marca.
Surprise, surprise, Suarez has spoken to the Spanish media as well and not just any newspaper, the one that has close ties to Madrid. Let’s not kid ourselves here, he knows exactly what he’s trying to do, it’s no coincidence and this is basically a ‘come-and-get-me-plea’ to Real.
Now I’m not sure about you, but I’m not naive enough to think Suarez only has eyes for Arsenal. I am in no doubt he’d jump at the chance to join Madrid, Bayern, Juve or any other big European team who can offer him Champions League football if he had the chance.
We’re the club currently been talked about as we’re the only ones, that we know of, who’ve made a firm bid. If that continues to be the case, Liverpool may end up with no choice but to sell to us. But they will do everything in their power to sell him abroad. It’s suicide for them to sell to us.
Madrid are currently focussing on Bale and Ancelotti has said he wont bring in another striker but things change quickly in football and people are assuming they won’t be able to afford both Bale and Suarez. But that’s all it is, an assumption. If Liverpool call up and offer Suarez to them for £40m, you never know.
So this saga is dragging on and I don’t see it being resolved any time soon. Certainly not before the season starts.
Do you think we’ll end up signing Suarez? Or will he go abroad?