Suarez later moved to Barcelona from Liverpool (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal legend Ian Wright is still fuming with his old club for their infamous £40million + £1 offer for ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in 2013.The Gunners only needed to match the Uruguan’s release clause of £40m, but submitted the cheeky offer of a pound extra which was laughed off by the Reds.Suarez went on to have a barnstorming season at Anfield, with his 31 league goals almost firing Brendan Rodgers’ side to the league title in 2013/14.Wright told the BBC: ‘It’s a nightmare to think about because there was a time when he could have gone to Arsenal but they made that ridiculous bid, a pound extra.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He left a Liverpool side that should have won the league to go to Barcelona when they were amazing – and made them better. He’s amazing.’Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news live Former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger caught a lot of flak for the offer (Picture: Getty)Suarez quickly became a fan favourite at Anfield, with his audacious attempts at goal finding the net more often than not.Wright recalls a particular favourite coming against Newcastle in 2012, he added: ‘He scored one of the best goals I’ve seen in the Premier League.‘People talk about Paolo di Canio’s but that Suarez one against Newcastle was unbelievable – [controlling] a 60-yard pass, on his shoulder.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe Uruguyuan has gone on to have major success at Barcelona after his move to the Camp Nou in 2014, picking up four La Liga titles and one Champions League trophy.The 33-year-old formed part of a devastating attacking trio alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar, netting a record 131 goals in all competitions in 2015/16.MORE: Arsenal make transfer offer to sign Chris Smalling from Manchester UnitedMORE: Dayot Upamecano tells RB Leipzig he wants summer transfer amid Arsenal interestFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Ian Wright slams Arsenal over ‘ridiculous’ Luis Suarez bid Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 26 Mar 2020 3:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link360Shares Comment Advertisement
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