Crystal Palace copy Arsenal’s 2013 Luis Suarez offer by bidding 4million euros plus 1 euro to meet Vicente Guaita’s clause


CRYSTAL PALACE have taken a leaf out Arsenal’s book in their pursuit of Getafe goalkeeper Vicente Guaita, according to reports in Spain.

In 2013, a reported clause in Luis Suarez meant any bid over £40million would have seen Liverpool obliged to accept.

 Crystal Palace have made cheeky opening offer for Vicente Guaita

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Crystal Palace have made cheeky opening offer for Vicente Guaita
 Arsenal bid £40million plus £1 to try and land Luis Suarez back in 2013

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Arsenal bid £40million plus £1 to try and land Luis Suarez back in 2013

So Arsenal cheekily offered £40m + £1! The Reds called the Gunners’ bluff so the move didn’t happen.

Getafe’s Guaita has a buy-out clause of £7.1m, but Marca report he made a secret arrangement with the club whereby he will be allowed to leave should an offer of €4m (£3.56m) arrive.

And that Palace have made an offer of 4m euros plus 1 euro (89p).

It means Guaita is now free to negotiate a move with the Eagles.

 Vicente Guaita can leave Getafe if a club bids anything over €4million (£3.56m)

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Vicente Guaita can leave Getafe if a club bids anything over €4million (£3.56m)
 Luis Suarez came close to joining Arsenal from Liverpool back in 2013

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Luis Suarez came close to joining Arsenal from Liverpool back in 2013

Guaita’s departure for such a low price would be a nightmare scenario for Getafe as the will still owe his former club Valencia 20 per cent of the fee.

However, he would have the fans blessing as he opted to stay at the club despite offers elsewhere following relegation in 2016.


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Guaita is desperate to complete his move to Selhurst Park and will not play for the second game in succession when they face Malaga at the weekend.

Watford were also keen, but it appears Palace are now in the driving seat.

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