Legendary Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has admitted it absolutely was “ludicrous” to approve a bid of £40million and one pound in 2013, to land Luis Suarez from Liverpool.
The Gunners were on the point of putting a upset Real national capital for Gonzalo Higuain, however Wenger shifted focus to Suarez once learning a few supposed unleash clause.
Arsenal bid simply £1 higher than the £40m mark once agreeing terms with the player.
Liverpool rejected the provide, with owner John W. Henry infamously tweeting:-
Wenger insists it absolutely was not Arsenal’s intention to harass Liverpool, however merely to establish whether or not the discharge clause, that ultimately clothed to be counterfeit , was legitimate or not.
In his new life history ‘Arsene Wenger, My Life in Red and White’, Wenger wrote: “In 2014 we have a tendency to were trying to urge Luis Suarez over.
“We had associate degree agreement with the player and his agent. however the agent claimed that there was a clause: with a proposal higher than £40 million, Liverpool would be obligated to let the player go.
“But because of associate degree indiscretion inside Liverpool. I recognized that his clause ne’er existed. to ascertain this was true, we have a tendency to offered £40,000,001. this might have appeared ludicrous, I admit.
“But Liverpool didn’t wish to sell Suarez, they may afford to stay him and there was already a proposal from Barca on the horizon.”