Liverpool expected to sell Luis Suarez this summer, Dietmar Hamann
Luis Suarez has stepped closer to his departure from Liverpool as Arsenal increase their bid to £35 million. From the looks of it Liverpool won’t be able to keep the wantaway striker at Anfield any longer, a thought that is shared by former Liverpool player Dietmar Hamann.
As Arsenal’s attempt to sign in Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain stalls, manager Arsene Wenger has increased efforts to bring Luis Suarez to the Emirates. The French boss has increased his earlier bid and is expected to top it off with a little more cash if Liverpool continues to snub their offers.
Monday or Tuesday will bring more news of whether Arsenal have yet acquired the services of the coveted Uruguayan hit-man. Arsenal are facing competition from Chelsea and Real Madrid for the signature of Luis Suarez.
Chelsea and Real Madrid have classified Luis Suarez as a potential transfer target as well, although their transfer sagas haven’t been able to cause as much noise as Arsenal have made during the past couple of weeks.
In an interview to talkSPORT, Dietmar Hamann insisted Liverpool will sell Luis Suarez this summer.
“One hundred percent yes, they’ve made that clear,” the former Germany international stated. “Liverpool will have a price in mind and if someone comes in and pays it he’ll go. I’m a believer that you shouldn’t try to keep players from leaving for the sake of it. If he doesn’t leave now, who’s to say he won’t leave in 12 months’ time.
“It is probably out of Brendan Rodgers’ hands. He’s made it clear he wants to leave and he’s talked about the options he’s got. He’s a player I would pay to watch because he’s an exciting player, but it’s important to not forget that that he missed 20 games in the past two seasons through suspension.
“I would like someone to come in with a big £40 million or £45 million offer for him. I wouldn’t want to see him go but if he wants to I think it’s best for both parties that he does leave.”
After announcing that he would be leaving the Premier League because of unfair criticism from the English media, Luis Suarez has been attracted to the opportunity to play for Arsenal or Chelsea. The 26-year-old striker has admitted he is flattered by interest from Arsenal, which is why the Gunners are hot-favorites to sign him in.