Liverpool transfers: ‘Arsenal could bid for £100m-rated Luis Suarez in January’

Liverpool transfers: Former Reds midfielder Jan Molby believes Arsenal could try to sign £100m-rated Luis Suárez in January

Luis Suarez
Luis Suárez has scored 13 league goals this season Photo: Back Page Images

Jan Molby believes Arsenal could make an offer for £100m-rated Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the January transfer window.

The Uruguay international played a starring role in a 5-1 win against the Canaries as he scored a 35-minute hat-trick before netting a second-half free-kick and teeing up youngster Raheem Sterling.

I expect one of two clubs to have a nibble in January and I wouldn’t rule out Arsenal being one of those

Molby on Suarez’s future

Suarez was the subject of interest from Arsenal in the summer, whilst La Liga giants Real Madrid are reported to be weighing up a £45m bid for the 26-year-old South American in January.

However, former Reds midfielder Molby believes Suarez is worth a world-record transfer fee after netting 13 Premier League goals in nine games this season.

“He is now up there with the very best players in the world. Frank Ribery has had a particularly good season playing for the best team around but compared to Suarez he is one-dimensional,” Molby wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.

“Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi play in a league that is weaker but their goal-scoring records probably just put them ahead of Suarez at present.

“Suarez is the best attacker in the Premier League, although Sergio Aguero is running him close.

“His value to Liverpool must be £100m but who knows what other clubs now value him at.

“I expect one of two clubs to have a nibble in January and I wouldn’t rule out Arsenal being one of those.

“Arsenal have realised that spending big money gets you the best players.

“But the most impressive thing about all of this is that Liverpool have kept a truly world class player at the club, even without being able to offer Champions League football.

“Credit must go to Liverpool – and the senior figures at the club – for standing firm in the summer. If you look at the top 50 players in the world, Suarez must be the only one who is not playing in the Champions League.”

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