Liverpool’s brilliant captain Steven Gerrard is adamant Luis Suarez won’t leave to another Premier League club…
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has assured fans that Luis Suarez will not join Arsenal, meaning the Gunners will turn to other Premier League strikers, reports the Daily Mirror.
Suarez has been Arsenal’s primary forward target all summer, but two rejected bids and a string of comments from the Liverpool hierarchy indicate that the Reds will not let their star 26-year-old Uruguayan join another Premier League side.
Liverpool’s captain has reiterated the comments, stating that if Suarez leaves, it definitely won’t be to an English club.
“It’s very important (Suarez stays). He is one of the best players in the world. I can understand why clubs are showing an interest in him,” Gerrard said.
“If I can use my influence to try to get him to stay then of course I will because I love playing with him and I don’t want him to go. For Liverpool to be successful and move forward we have to keep our best players.
“At the moment, I haven’t got a clue (if he will stay). I don’t know what will happen over the next two weeks. But I am really confident he won’t go to anywhere else in England.”
Having grown to accept the fact Suarez is more or less unattainable. Arsene Wenger will turn his attentions to either Swansea’s Michu or Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko.
The former enjoyed a fantastic debut season for Swansea, scoring 18 Premier League goals, and at just £2m, proved to be one of the best signings of last summer.
Dzeko on the other hand, arrived for huge money from Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, and has often had to play second fiddle to the likes of Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli. With the latter two having left City for Serie A, Dzeko will have to battle new recruits Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic for a starting place. Despite enjoying an impressive pre-season, the lure of guaranteed first-team football at the Emirates could prove too much for the Bosnian striker.
Although neither are openly available, Arsenal have a huge budget to spend, and even half of the £40m they have already bid for Luis Suarez would probably enough to secure Michu or Dzeko.