So we know Arsenal have put in a second bid for Luis Suarez. £40 million and £1 to be exact. The whole point of this bid was to trigger a release clause in Suarez’s contract, which apparently allows him to speak to us – and reportedly, he wants to talk to us.
But Liverpool are saying that our bid is nowhere near their valuation of the player. Rogers, is comparing Suarez’s value to the price Napoli got for Edinson Cavani, which was £55 million.
The big question is Suarez worth anywhere near that?
And more importantly, can we afford to spend that much on a single player? If we have this war chest everyone’s talking about (which is reportedly in the region of £70 million) then that doesn’t leave us with much left to strengthen other areas of the pitch where we need more numbers, such as in central defence and midfield.
If (and that’s a big if) we get Suarez that will cost us about £50 million. Clearly he’s our main (and possibly only) target so will we put all our eggs in one basket? Is Arsene Wenger that confident he’s the only missing piece we need to compete at the very top?
Still, even now, the Suarez affair leaves more questions than answers.