Suarez Makes Fresh ‘Come-And-Get-Me-Plea’ To Real Madrid In Marca Interview

By on August 8, 2013

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.

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Do you think we’ll end up signing Suarez? Or will he go abroad?


  1. redscouse

    August 8, 2013 at 10:35 am

    or we can just simply keep him until we get an offer nearer his real value in January from a club with real CL prospects seeking a ‘blue chip’ player who is not cup tied

    • viera

      August 8, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Here is a quote from the F.F.A. after studying the “clause”

      If you are going to have a supposed buyout clause, it should be that but it is different as it says, ‘If there is no qualification for the Champions League and if there is a minimum offer of £40m, then the parties will get around the table to discuss things.’ But it does not say the club has to sell. It quite clearly states £40m is a minimum offer for discussions but it becomes really difficult with such clauses.

      The important bit is “if there is no qualification for the champions league” so if Arsenal qualify that WILL trigger the clause

      Real Mdrid are also skint , the reason spurs do not want to sell bale to them is that payment would be spread over 5 years and by then Spanish footbal will be bankrupt

      • jarv1s

        August 8, 2013 at 10:58 am

        @ Vieira – the “if there is no qualification for the Champions League” refers to Liverpool. There is no clause, whether Arsenal get through the qualifiers or not, so they won’t get him. Simple as.

        • mystic

          August 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm

          There is also the term ‘in good faith’. Liverpool are not behaving in such a manner. That is not to say that should sell him, rather that they should be realistic about the price, but can stick to their guns that he is under contract.

    • mystic

      August 8, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      If you think a player who has serious baggage and is banned for the first six PL matches of the season is worth more than say £45m, you are serious deluded.

      Bale / Cavani are both horrendously over the real market value, so to try and put Suarez in to their brackets is simply stupid.

      Michael Owen has compared Suarez to Neymar and that is an ok comparison – £45m.

  2. Sash

    August 8, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Its like being out at a bar, and the not so attractive girl starts showing interest, but you’ll keep her on the go just in case the hot chick knocks you back and all of a sudden its slim pickings. Sounds like the Suarez situation to me.

    • Warren

      August 8, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Damn You Couldn’t Have Said It Better

  3. Ben

    August 8, 2013 at 11:33 am

    As a Liverpool fan I understand why Arsenal would want him on a footballing level, but I do not get why you’d want the man (so to speak). Surely his recent behaviour would set alarm bells ringing? With all due respect I doubt Suarez would turn you into a PL or CL winning team! So what happens then? Well that should be all too obvious. Especially when Madrid increase their coffers once more!

    Suarez is an odious little shit, with no morals at all. He thinks he is too good for Liverpool as they failed to get CL football. What he does not seem to get is that he was part of that team, so he failed also. Plus the numerous games missed through his own stupidity!

    I don’t care if he goes to Arsenal as long as you pay £50 million +. Alone he won’t make that much difference, you’ll have most of your budget blown and will then have the Suarez problem yourselves. I doubt his issues will manifest for a while, maybe a season, but they will. And don’t think for one second that Wenger is the one to pull him into line. He isn’t. No one can, with the possible exception of Mourinho.

  4. godes

    August 8, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Wenger should simply add 10million pounds and suarez will be a gooner footballer,there is no point speaking gramma on suarez issue.break the british transfer record and land the star,then als bring Gondogan and williams premiership will be ours.No time to say no time.

  5. willy obis

    August 9, 2013 at 11:39 am

    only if wenger is willing to pay £40m,lets not have faith on wenger,for now the man has the power to destroy the team,I know God will not allow this to happen

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