Liverpool attacker Luis Suarez meets up with the Reds squad this week after an extended summer break, and will tell Brendan Rodgers he wants to sign for Arsenal.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has changed his mind about ruling out a transfer to a fellow Premier League club.
The Uruguay international has openly stated his desire to leave Anfield this summer, but having blamed the English press for vilifying him throughout his time with the Reds, it was thought that he was looking to move abroad.
However, the Daily Mirror report that Suarez’s stance is wavering, and will tell Liverpool this week he wants to move to Arsenal when he meets up with the squad on their Asian tour.
That may well be down to the fact that Real Madrid only value Suarez at around the £25m mark, meaning that if the 26 year-old wants to play UEFA Champions League football, the Gunners may well be his only option.
Arsenal have already had one bid rejected, but will up their offer to closer to the reported £40m release clause in Suarez’s contract.
Whilst there has been plenty of controversy in the Uruguayan’s Premier League career to date, judged purely on his footballing abilities, he would be a brilliant signing for Arsenal.
Far from a mere fox in the box, Suarez runs from the first minute to the final whistle in search of the ball. His fervent desire to win matches could prompt other Gunners players to up their game.
A brilliant dribbler, Suarez both creates chances for himself and others through his ability to squeeze through the smallest of spaces with the ball.
The Uruguayan also hasn’t suffered an injury in the last five years, and would be a reliable presence in the Gunners attack.
He provides goals too, and was the second highest goalscorer in the Premier League last season, only behind former Arsenal forward Robin Van Persie, now of Manchester United.
Suarez’s record of 23 goals in 33 top flight games included 13 with his favoured right foot, 5 with his left, 3 headers and 2 free kicks, showing his impressive all round performance.