Luis Suarez came close to leaving Liverpool after admitting that he wanted to play in the Champions league above all else. Arsenal had £ 40 million offer for the player rejected in the summer. The club managed to keep him amidst all the transfer rumours. It has been heavily rumoured that Suarez would be signing a new contract with the club due to his importance. However, managing director Ian Ayre has said that the club will not be discussing a new contract with Suarez until the end of the season. The players still have several years left on his deal.
Ayre said that the club has a policy of renewing contracts only when they have only two years to run. It is believed strongly that Suarez will not sign a new contract even if he is offered one until the club qualify for the Champions League. This is the ultimate ambition according to chairman Tom Werner, who says that the future of Suarez will become clear at the end of the season. He has admitted that the club acknowledged the fact that he wants to be involved in the Premier competition, but he is hoping that the desire is satisfied by staying at Liverpool.
The club has made a good start to the season after a long time.
“We deal with every player in the same way. We renew all our contracts with two years to run pretty much. As I’ve said before – when the appropriate time comes, just like everybody else, we won’t treat Luis any differently. We’ll treat him the same as everyone and we’ll have that conversation when it’s the right time,” said Ayre. “He is one of the great players of the world. That does not mean I don’t respect his intense desire to play in the Champions League,” said Werner.