Real Madrid have hit the front of the queue in the battle to sign Luis Suarez from Liverpool. The Spanish giants will make a bid of around £40m in the next few days and that could prove to be too big a sum for Liverpool to turn down.
Suarez has made it public that he wants to leave Anfield, saying that he is being hounded by the English media, and he wants to play in the Champions League.
Liverpool fans are split on whether or not they want to keep the Uruguayan. He is undoubtedly one of the outstanding players in the Premier League, and in all honesty, is too good for Liverpool given their current squad.
Is Suarez more trouble than he’s worth?
But with the talent comes the controversy. Suarez has been in trouble for much of his time in England. First he racially abused Patrice Evra for which he was given a lengthy ban by the FA. The next time the two met Suarez caused more trouble by refusing to shake Evra’s hand, even though Man Utd player was prepared to put the incident behind them.
And then of course there was the infamous bite on Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic resulting in another lengthy ban.
A section of Liverpool fans feel that Suarez is more trouble than he is worth. His string of offences increases every season and there is a feeling that he is damaging the worldwide reputation of Liverpool.
Selling him this summer would rid Liverpool of Suarez’s bad reputation and his transfer fee could be re-invested to improve the squad.
Arsenal will focus on Higuain
As well as Real, Premier League rivals Arsenal are also interested in Suarez and had a £30m bid rejected earlier this week.
The likelihood is that the Gunners will back out of a potential bidding war with Real given their history in the transfer market. If Real do secure Suarez then it will also free up Gonzalo Higuain to complete his move to the Emirates, so at least Arsenal will sign a top class striker over the summer.