Liverpool Running Out Of Time For Suarez Deal After Ajax Set Deadline

Time running out for FSG to bring Uruguay striker to Anfield.

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Liverpool have been told by Ajax they have until Saturday to finalise a deal for Luis Suarez, or the door will be closed on the Uruguayan.

The Reds have already had a £12.8million bid for the 25-year-old striker turned down, with the Amsterdam club holding out for an asking price of £21million on the player.

Suarez has expressed a desire to play in the Barclays Premier League, and Ajax coach Frank de Boer is keen to have the issue resolved as soon as possible.

“We don’t want to lose him,” he told a press conference. “Liverpool know what they have to pay and we are sticking to our guns.

“We want to know by January 29, after that nothing more will happen.” (Press Association)

Liverpool owners John W Henry and Tom Werner of Fenway Sports Group have been playing hardball (to use a baseball term) with Ajax over the transfer of Luis Suarez.

The trouble is for Liverpool, with all due respect: if Darren Bent is worth £18m rising to £24m, Suarez is worth more than £12.8m.

This summer newspapers wildly speculated about Luis Suarez’s transfer fee – which in some cases rose to £35m – and while that fee is clearly overblown, a compromise figure between Liverpool’s £12.8m and Ajax’s £21m would be worth making.

Offer £17m please FSG, and don’t leave it to the last minute.

We need big players to come to Anfield, and we need them soon, for if we run out of steam and our encouraging run comes to an end, we won’t be able to keep our best players.

It might sound drastic, but buy players of the calibre of Suarez and we keep players of the calibre of Fernando Torres.

Is that too much to ask, Messrs Henry and Werner?


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