Luis Suarez’s new contract with Liverpool reportedly includes a buy-out-clause for non-English clubs, according to Goal.com.
The Uruguayan signed a new deal on Friday, keeping him at the club until at least 2018, containing a clause that will make it extremely difficult for him to leave for another Premier League team.
The release fee is believed to be within the £65m region and can only be triggered by clubs that do not play in England.
Both Liverpool and the player’s agent were keen to avoid a repeat of last summer’s transfer saga in which Suarez looked certain to leave the club when Arsenal boos Arsene Wenger made a bid of £40m-and-£1 for the 26-year-old, an amount believed to be enough to trigger a release clause.
Although Suarez was adamant that he should be allowed to talk to the Gunners, Liverpool denied that such a clause existed.
The decision seems to come as a compromise between the two parties involved with the contract negotiations.
Suarez will be allowed to leave if Liverpool do not qualify for the Champions League, however only to a foreign club.
The new clause also allows some leeway for Suarez if Liverpool’s current form wasn’t to continue in the second half of the season.
Arsenal, who have been heavily linked with the Uruguayan hit-man, can simply forget about signing him, as if he is to leave Anfield, Spain now looks his most likely destination.
Suarez has scored 19 goals in 12 games this season since returning from his suspension at the end of September.
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