A product of Atletico’s youth academy, the 27-year-old moved away from Madrid to sign with Mallorca in 2008, before agreeing a return to Diego Simeone’s side in 2010.
He has since made over 100 appearances for Los Colchoneros, although he was only a bit-part player for their title winning side last term. His infrequent appearances have piqued Arsenal’s interest who could look to take him to England on a cut-price deal, and Wenger has highlighted the twice-capped Spanish international as a short-term fix for their defensive midfield woes.
The report outlines the deal, with Inter set to offer €2 million to take him on loan until the end of the season, with an option to purchase him outright at the end of the loan for €8 million. The Nerazzurri are expecting to hear back from Atletico today concerning their response to the offer, but there is no indication in the report that Simeone would sanction such a deal.
Regardless of Atletico’s stance on the offer, it seems crazy that Arsenal have yet to submit a formal offer for their target, with his asking price so low. If Inter are offering a total €10 million for his services, the Gunners can surely outbid the Italian giants for Suarez, and they would be unwise to not take a chance on the 27-year-old star.