Liverpool’s Luis Suarez ready to let Premier League rule on his ‘£40,000,001’ clause
Luis Suarez and his agent Pere Guardiola are ready to let the Premier League decide whether a £40m plus £1 bid from Arsenal triggered a release clause in his Liverpool contract.
The Uruguayan striker believed his current side were contractually-obliged to accept the Gunners’ most recent offer for him. The Anfield hierarchy disagreed, believing the relevant clause simply requires them to consider offers of more than £40m.
Now, The Independent reports that Suarez is happy for the Premier League to be brought in as independent arbitrators to settle the matter.
Guardiola is adamant that any neutral party will find in favour of him and Suarez. According to the reports, he believes the Reds know this too and are merely stalling for time in the hope that they receive a bid at the same level from a team outside the Premier League.
Although their first preference would be to keep the player, if they are forced to sell him they would much rather see him join a Spanish or Italian side.