Legendary Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has admitted it was “ludicrous” to approve a bid of £40million plus one pound in 2013, to land Luis Suarez from Liverpool.
The Gunners have been near putting a cope with Actual Madrid for Gonzalo Higuain, however Wenger shifted focus to Suarez after studying a couple of supposed launch clause.
Arsenal bid simply £1 above the £40m mark after agreeing phrases with the participant.
Liverpool rejected the supply, with proprietor John W. Henry infamously tweeting “What do you suppose they’re smoking over there at Emirates?”
Wenger insists it was not Arsenal’s intention to bother Liverpool, however merely to determine whether or not or not the discharge clause, which finally turned out to be bogus, was reliable or not.
In his new autobiography ‘Arsene Wenger, My Life in Pink and White’, Wenger wrote: “In 2014 we have been trying to get Luis Suarez over.
“We had an settlement with the participant and his agent. However the agent claimed that there was a clause: with a proposal above £40 million, Liverpool can be obliged to let the participant go.
“However because of an indiscretion inside Liverpool. I discovered that his clause by no means existed. To examine this was true, we supplied £40,000,001. This will have appeared ludicrous, I admit.
“However Liverpool didn’t wish to promote Suarez, they may afford to maintain him and there was already a proposal from Barca on the horizon.”