Transfer Balls: Luis Suarez says Liverpool told him he could leave for Arsenal this summer
AND lo, Liverpool’s Luis Suarez did speak to the the Telegraph:
“Last year I had the opportunity to move to a big European club and I stayed on the understanding that if we failed to qualify for the Champions League the following season I’d be allowed to go. I gave absolutely everything last season but it was not enough to give us a top-four finish – now all I want is for Liverpool to honour our agreement.”
“It is not as if I am asking to move to a local rival. And I would not consider moving to a club outside the Champions League. I have made my desire to move known in private various times and now it feels like the time for me to make it public. I have to put my career first. People say Liverpool deserve more from me but I have scored 50 goals in less than 100 games and now they could double the money they paid for me.
“I spoke with Brendan Rodgers several times and he told me: ‘Stay another season, and you have my word if we don’t make it then I will personally make sure that you can leave.
“I am 26, I need to be playing in the Champions League. I feel I have done enough to be playing in the Champions League at this stage of my career. Now there is an option for me to do that and I want very much to take it.”
He wants to go to Arsenal, says the Irish Mirror:
The Uruguay striker insists that he is prepared to submit a written transfer request by the end of the week if the club continue to block his move to Arsenal.
Luis Suárez has withdrawn from Liverpool’s pre-season trip to Norway after pulling out of training today with a foot injury.
Rooney is injured at Manchester United. Bale is injured at Spurs. Why are all these injured players in such demand?