The Luis Suarez transfer saga has started again and we are not even close to the January transfer window yet. Can the press and media please just leave Liverpool and Luis Suarez alone and let us focus on playing well and achieving our aim of a top four finish. All this speculation and rumours can not be beneficial to the club.
The Mirror is reporting today that Liverpool would be willing to sell Suarez in the January transfer window.
The report suggests that:
1) Arsenal may come in with an improved bid of £50million for Suarez but the striker may turn down a move to London as he would rather join Real Madrid.
2) The Liverpool hierarchy are preparing for another Suarez transfer tussle in January.
3) Suarez has disclosed to close friends that he will maintain his prolific current form to attract more suitors.
4) Liverpool are already looking around for a replacement in the event of Suarez leaving.
One thing we can be pretty sure of at this stage is that there will be more transfer speculation regarding Suarez’s future just like we had in the summer.
I know a lot of fans are caught down the middle when it comes to Suarez but personally I feel that if we get a bid of £50million or more from Real Madrid in January then we should just sell him. We can not continue to have this Suarez cloud looming over our heads during every transfer window. As they always say, “No one is bigger than the club”. If Suarez leaves we will simply have to go out and replace him and who knows, we may find a player even better than Suarez.
From a financial point of view, we signed Suarez for £22.7million in January 2011 and if we can sell him for 100% more than that, then I am sure the likes of Ian Ayre will be happy with that bit of business.
Do not get me wrong, Suarez is a fantastic player and arguably the third best in the world, but we can not continue having all this speculations taking the attention off the club and the success we are having on the field.