Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Operation Suarez going to plan -Hill-Wood's a fan -Romania international linked

Morning Gooners.

So Luis Suarez has only gone and done it. The Uruguayan breaking his silence in a joint interview with the Daily Telegraph and The Guardian. He doesn't name Arsenal or speak about our bid for him, but he does make it clear he wants to leave Liverpool this summer.

He tells Sid Lowe and Pete Jenson - Spain based football writers - that Liverpool broke a promise to let him leave his summer should they not qualify for the Champions League and he will submit a transfer request by the end of the week should they not reach agreement for his sale.

Both interviews are interesting reads. But the burning question I'm left with was why did Suarez's agent Pere Guardiola set up this interview with two writers who are usually based in Spain and write predominately about La Liga.

We are led to believe that should Real Madrid come in for Suarez he'd jump at the chance to join them.  So is this why Lowe and Jenson got the scoop? Or is it because they speak the same language as Suarez? Or is something going on below the surface which isn't plainly obvious at the moment?

Liverpool are now stuck in a difficult position. One we were in with the Greedy Badger last summer. Eventually they'll have to sell Suarez. They cannot keep hold of an unhappy player who has clearly become disillusioned at Anfield because of the broken promises.

Anyway, there isn't too much more I can say on this. But it looks more and more likely that Suarez will be leaving Merseyside this summer. Whether that is to Arsenal or not I don't know. But I'm led to believe that it's a very strong possibility as personal terms on a five year deal worth £150k a week have been agreed.

Elsewhere there is an interesting piece on which previews a two part interview which will appear in the matchday programme with Peter Hill-Wood. It's great to hear him talking as a fan, something we didn't hear enough of when he was chairman.

And finally the Daily Mail who report we've been offered free agent striker Ciprian Marica. The 27-year-old Romania international left Schalke at the end of the season.

That's it for today. Back with more tomorrow.

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