If Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger can finally land his record breaking transfer target Luis Suarez, then they will undoubtedly be a stronger team next season. A player of the quality of Suarez would enhance any team in the world.
The biggest stumbling block to this transfer actually happening always appeared to be Real Madrid.
Madrid, having freed up some funds from the sale of another Arsenal target, Gonzalo Higuain to Napoli, seemed certain to reinvest that money in Suarez. Coupled to this was the apparent desire of Suarez to escape the nasty English press and return to a Spanish speaking country.
However, Madrid look likely to have turned their attention back to Gareth Bale, a player they have long had an interest in. Figures in the region of £80m has been casually banded around with one rumour even suggesting that Madrid may offer £60m plus Fabio Coentrao and Angel di Maria.
With their focus solely on Bale, Suarez has little option if he wants out of Liverpool and into the Champions League. If Arsenal are the only club bidding, then Liverpool must either hold onto him or sell him to their domestic rival.
If Arsenal can pry the Uruguayan away, and Bale does head to pastures new then that will be two major rivals losing key players. After years of losing their own top talent, it will be a nice change for Arsenal fans to see the shoe on the other foot.
How Liverpool and Tottenham reinvest their money will be crucial for the coming season. Both teams will have lost players but will have significant wealth to put back into new signings.
It is going to be an interesting three weeks until the transfer window closes.
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