PL boss reveals transfer agreement he had with Liverpool attacker
By Harvey Byrne
Premier League manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he had an “agreement” with ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez to sign for Arsenal.
It is well known that the French boss tried to sign the Uruguayan superstar back in the summer of 2013 after he revealed he would be seeking an exit from the Reds.
However, the Gunners placed a testing bid of £40,000,001 for the former Premier League ace, which was unsurprisingly rejected.
But, four years late, the story has resurfaced with Wenger revealing he was wrongly advised of a release clause after Suarez had agreed to move to the north London side.
“He was very close [to signing for Arsenal]. We had an agreement with the player. We had been wrongly advised that he had a clause, with a minimal clause, but we had an agreement with the player. You can ask him,” told Wenger to beinSports.
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“I’m convinced he wanted to join us, then they kept him one more year, improved his contract and promised to sell him the year later to a club abroad.”
Suarez completed a move to European giants Barcelona a year later for a massive £64.98million fee.
He has since won the La Liga title twice, two Copa del Rey trophies and a Champions League winners medal alongside many other individual titles after leaving England.
Liverpool have since recovered after finishing in second place with Suarez in their team and place in fourth in the top-flight table
However, Arsenal seem to be regressing and currently sit in sixth in the Premier League table after 27 matches.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the Reds are looking to use this football great to swing a deal for in-demand Premier League ace.