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Arsenal's Suarez bid a PR stunt

Suarez's future is in doubt (©GettyImages)
Suarez's future is in doubt (©GettyImages).

Recent reports have suggested that Arsenal have had a laughable £30 million bid for Suarez rejected by Liverpool

The Gunners would need to offer at least £40 million before Liverpool would even start listening. 

No team serious about signing Suarez would think £30 million would be sufficient to buy him.

The offer is more likely a PR attempt to appease frustrated fans and nudge Real Madrid into sanctioning Gonzalo Higuain's move to The Emirates, in my opinion.

The bid was set up to fail from the start. Suarez wanting to leave Liverpool was seemingly due to the increasing pressure from the British media - joining Arsenal would be a huge contradiction on Suarez's part. 

Liverpool have been firm on their stance that Suarez is not for sale. However, it is unlikely the club wouldn't listen to offers from the likes of Real Madrid - who would be willing to pay closer to £50 million. 

A bid from a rival English club, though, no matter what the offer, won't be accepted by Liverpool. It would make no sense to strengthen a direct rival, as they try to claw their way back into the Champions League. 

Arsenal fans are already beginning to become frustrated at the lack of activity so far this summer and seeing a pathetic £30 million bid for Suarez rejected, will do little to convince them that the club have finally decided to spend big, after years without success on the pitch. 

After Ivan Gazidiz, Arsenal's chief executive, spoke so publicly about the club's new financial strength, going another summer without a marquee signing may be the last straw for the ever patient Gooner faithful.

 

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