Gunners set for £20 million part exchange offer for World Cup ace

Published Add your comment

Dutch side Ajax will try to broker a swap deal that will see Luis Suarez move to Arsenal in exchange for £20 million plus Nicklas Bentdner, according to reports.

The Uruguayan striker impressed at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and has attracted the attention of many top Barclays Premier League clubs.

Tottenham have been linked recently, while Manchester United were also reportedly after him in the summer.

Suarez was happy to stay at Ajax and try to fire them back into the Champions League but now the Amsterdam club’s finances dictate a sale is essential.

Ajax youth team coach Arnold Muhren recently stated: “He [Jol] has been told that he must sell Suarez.

“Martin wants to win the Dutch league this season and the board want to sell Suarez. He scored 35 goals last season so he would be impossible to replace.”

And, with the tough task of having to replace Suarez should he leave, Ajax will propose to Arsene Wenger a swap deal.

Bentdner, despite Wenger not wanting to sell desperately, is the most obvious target for the Gunners to use in a part exchange deal.

The Danish striker is not happy with his fringe role at the Emirates Stadium and, although Arsene Wenger wants to keep him aoround, it could be a good deal for all parties involved.

Spurs might also be in to try and bring him to White Hart Lane but they are unlikely to want to pay the asking price with Rafael van der Vaart supporting Peter Crouch so well recently.

Manchester United meanwhile have more important positions to strengthen in January, including a replacement for Edwin van der Sar, who Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted will retire soon.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again