Suarez on speculation: “A phone call could change everything”

Luis Suarez has told a radio station in Uruguay that he feels valued by the latest wave of speculation on his future and confirmed things are up in the air.

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Suarez was the subject of an audacious £30million bid by Arsenal at the weekend, whilst reports have also suggested Chelsea are lining up an offer.

The 26-year-old was speaking whilst on holiday. He will not return to Merseyside for pre-season training until the end of the month.

“There have been no offers yet, but Liverpool know exactly what is going on and what I want,” he told Sport 890, which quotes translated by Sky Sports.

“My agent is in charge, he knows what I want, I am resting and relaxed. I am due back in about ten days, on the 21st of July… a phone call could change everything.”

Suarez’s agent shared similar thoughts with Liverpool in talks on Monday.

Pere Guardiola is thought to have told Reds officials Suarez is looking to play for a club in the Champions League.

In the radio interview, Suarez said he was just flattered by the interest from London clubs.

He added, “It’s good to know that I am still valued by teams like Arsenal. Friends call me up to ask if I am moving to Chelsea, to which I laugh.

“Don’t believe everything you read or hear! I am sometimes off the grid. I don’t even know where my phone is sometimes.”

It seems as though Suarez is doing everything to force through his Anfield exit, after months of speculation linking him to Real Madrid.

A transfer request seems the next logical step for Suarez, but he seems reluctant to make this move to push through a transfer to a Champions League club. Quite probably due to a £1million loyalty bonus that would therefore be forfeited.

But the fact is he remains a Liverpool player and the Reds hierarchy will do all they can to make sure things stay that way, or that their valuation of him is met.

Note: There seems to be some different translations of this interview being reported. A seemingly accurate, full, translation can be found here.

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  • Ike03

    Selling him would be a mistake. What good is 40 mil if you can’t buy champions league level players with that money? FSG reportedly gave Rodgers 25 mil for this transfer window, add on 40 mil for Suarez and 8 mil for Downing….how in the world are they going to spend 73 mil? On who?

    • Shebbety Wintyloave

      Josemi, Igor ‘Biscuit Tin’ Biscan and Antonio Nunez won the Champions League, does that make them Champions League level footballers? Of course not. I won’t even continue making my point as its just blindingly obvious.

  • Morten Sognli

    Either put real money on the table or he plays for the best red team! ;-) Top four next season and CL play for you Suarez..! ;-)

  • http://www.thisisanfield.com This Is Anfield

    Suarez has changed his tune from blaming the British media, to now wanting CL football. Maybe he should’ve stayed at Ajax.

    • rusred9

      Any normal football player of the same standard as Suarez will want CL football. I just hope he will want it with LFC

      • Luis

        What Lfc are trying to say is if he’d stayed at Ajax he’d get champ league football most of his life. So it’s all about the ££££ for mr Suarez

    • Prince

      Cant fault the guy anymore we are not ambitious in the transfer market and seem like we lost the plot. Suarez is 26 on top of his game want to win things and make a ton of money the 100k we pay him madrid can easily double that and offer him a chance to win everything… Blame LFC for lack of Ambition

  • David Cannon

    For F**KS sake get shut of him now! He is holding us to ransom we don’t need that kind of player at the club. He has eyes elsewhere and that doesn’t sit well with me, any fan that says keep him is putting the player above the club we will move on without him, the fans including myself supported him blindly at times since he arrived and we shown him complete loyalty but can we say the same about Suarez’s loyalty to our team? Champions League football, the weather, the press, blah blah blah! Sell up and move on I say

    • Gray

      Wholeheartedly agree with you pal. Fed up of his comments.

      • Shebbety Wintyloave

        Whether he goes or stays he should be fined, heavily, as soon as he comes back to training for continuously mouthing off. Especial when its not hard to imagine all players are told at all clubs to keep their mouths shut when away.

        • Gray

          What the article should have said was ‘A phone call can change everything……but it won’t because you aint going nowhere unless we say you are’

    • Guest

      It’s not just Sky Sports that reports these things come on get a grip! There is no great conspiracy here regarding Suarez, he fuels the fire by what he says and does himself, he doesn’t need The Scum to do that for him he fans the flames pretty well on his own with his loose comments and remarks let alone his reckless actions. My integrity as a Liverpool supporter shouldn’t be questioned because I feel he should go. I am a 36 year old fifth generation Liverpool fan who lives and breathes LFC and have seen the glory days and our dark days first hand, I have cried tears of joy and tears of sorrow and felt every high and low and it is our club that matters most to me and it is better off without Suarez. If any one should feel shame it’s Suarez for the blatant disrespect he has shown our fiercely loyal fans and our great club and it’s time he went

  • NeilPatterson

    Lads you should be ashamed. Sky Sports are not in any way trustworthy when it comes to #LFC, they are run by the same team that runs the Sun. Stop adding fuel to the fire, you’re no better than the rest.

    • don69

      At last a sensible comment NP !

    • David Cannon

      It’s not just Sky Sports that reports these things I agree that the press are full of bull most of the time but there is no great conspiracy here regarding Suarez regardless of his supposed latest comment, he fuels the fire by what he says and does himself, he doesn’t need The Scum to do that for him he fans the flames pretty well on his own with his loose comments and remarks let alone his reckless actions. My integrity as a Liverpool supporter shouldn’t be questioned because I feel he should go. I am a 36 year old fifth generation Liverpool fan who lives and breathes LFC and have seen the glory days and our dark days first hand, I have cried tears of joy and tears of sorrow and felt every high and low and what matters most to me is our club and it is better off without Suarez. If any one should feel shame it’s Suarez for the blatant disrespect he has shown our fiercely loyal fans and our great club and it’s time he went.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barrie.warner Barrie Warner

    i think a bidding war will start real munic chelsea and arsenal mabe even city i would prefer us to sell oversea’s even it we took 5m less i would say if torres is worth 50m in the currant form he was showing at lfc then suarez has got to be worth 75-80m at least even with the stupid things he has done over the past few years why not approach real and say to them if you want him give us him him and him and 10m offer them a deal where they don’t have to splash the cash so much just put this to bed now call him back off his hol’s and sort it after all he is being a plonker and saying things to papers tv stations and radio stations he will have a break in the 8 games he has to miss anyway . bujt don’t let him go unless he puts in a transfer request and give a dead line for that !!

    • don69

      Won’t work Barrie !

  • ItalianScouser

    He has lost my support since the famous bite. Rodgers, get Benteke and sell the uruguayan as soon as possible. Thanks for your consistency, Luis. You don’t deserve our support, pity I realized that just now!

  • AnfieldIron

    I am not advocating him, but I believe it is still a win-win situation for Liverpool. He still scored 30 goals for us last season and is one of the few players who were actually a good LFC transfers for the past 3-4 seasons.

    If we sell him – well we will double the money we paid for him.

    If he stays – i have the feeling that once he is back and not being sold (apparently:)) things will suddenly will turn out “a huge misunderstanding/misinterpretation” and he will keep giving 100% on the pitch. Of course the truth is quite transparent, but it would benefit no one to start/hold a grudge between him and the club and us supporters.

    On the loyalty issue – we truly supported him through any bullshit he messed into, but there were dire times for the club and everyone were aware that he is our best chance out of mediocrity. The way things went last summer, imagine it without Suarez. We would have been in Villa’s situation, but without Benteke.

    I hope he stays, but even if we cash on him he is already on par with Torres (when we sold him) when it comes to market value and benefit for the club.

    YNWA

  • Chaffai

    The sooner LFC get rid off this guy, the better. He has been so disrespectful to the club despite standing by him blindly. He does not deserve to be a Liverpool player. He should not be allowed to return to the club. Let him and his agent find these buyers, and sell him to the highest bidder: minimum £ 50 Million.

  • rusred9

    The comment about the phone call is somewhat out of the whole interview (but having said that, I want to add that again, we have rumours and possibly rather loose translation).
    I think that mass mediar are pursuing their own goals now..
    I will wait until there is an offer for Suarez or a transfer request from him. Until then he is an LFC player and we should treat him as such, not blame him for something that the media claim he has said

  • Gray

    Yeah it counts in whatever league he ends up in. I should say that the spanish league doesnt start until later than the PL, meaning they will wait later on to bid for him when the majority of his suspension is up.