Luis Suarez DID have a £40million buy-out clause in his last contract, according to Liverpool owner John W.Henry.
It is no secret in the world of football that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made a £40million plus one pound bid to try and tempt the striker to the Emirates, as it was their belief it would trigger the clause and allow them to open transfer talks.
Suarez made it clear in a series of interviews last summer that he wanted to leave Anfield, but the Merseysiders were not willing to sell.
And Henry said Liverpool stood a chance of winning the Premier League title this season, with Suarez key to their success
As quoted on the TalkSport website, he said: “Luis Suarez is the top scorer in the English Premier League which is arguably the top soccer league in the world,” Henry said.
“And he had a buy-out clause, I don’t know what degree I should go into this but he had a buy-out clause of £40million more than 60 million (US) dollars.
“So Arsenal, one of our prime rivals this year … they offered £40million and one pound for him and triggered his buy-out clause.”