Luis Suárez is staying in Spain in spite of everything.
Barcelona stated late Wednesday that it reached a cope with Atlético Madrid for the switch of the Uruguay striker for six million euros ($7 million).
Suárez was let go by Barcelona following six principally victorious seasons during which he gained 13 titles with the Catalan membership. He leaves as Barcelona’s third highest scorer ever with 198 targets, behind César Rodríguez (232) and Lionel Messi (634).
The 33-year-old Suárez needed to discover a new membership after being informed by incoming Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman that he was not in his plans. Koeman was requested to revamp the Barcelona squad after the embarrassing 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich within the quarterfinals of the Champions League in August.Midfielder Ivan Rakitic already left for Sevilla after additionally being informed he wasn’t wished anymore, and defender Samuel Umtiti can also be anticipated to depart.
Messi, Suárez’s longtime buddy and teammate, wished to depart however will keep after the membership denied his request for a free switch on the finish of last season.
Barcelona stated it wished to publicly specific its “gratitude to Luis Suárez for his commitment and dedication,” and wished him “all the best for the future.”The membership stated Suárez will give a information convention on Thursday. He reportedly bid farewell to his teammates earlier Wednesday.
Spanish media stated Barcelona had initially made an settlement with Suárez to permit him to depart without spending a dime, however later backtracked after it turned recognized that he wished to go to rival Atlético. Suárez’s legal professionals had been negotiating with the Catalan membership since Tuesday to attempt to make his shift to Atlético attainable.
Suárez, who arrived in Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014, shall be becoming a member of Atlético’s Argentine coach Diego Simeone, who has all the time praised Suárez and can also be recognized to hold the similar hard-working, never-give-up perspective because the Uruguayan striker.
Suárez had initially seemed set to affix Juventus in Italy, and had even taken a take a look at to obtain a European passport that might assist him full the shift. But the deal fell by means of as a result of the passport course of reportedly would take too lengthy, and Juventus determined to go after Atlético’s Álvaro Morata, opening area for Suárez in Simeone’s squad.
Simeone still has Diego Costa and João Félix as its most important attackers, however the duo just scored 14 targets mixed for Atlético last season, seven fewer than Suárez scored for Barcelona.
The Catalan membership had already added younger Portugal ahead Francisco Trincão this season. It still has Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé and teen Ansu Fati, who on Wednesday was formally added to the primary group and had his buyout clause elevated from 170 million euros ($199 million) to 400 million euros ($469 million).Martin Braithwaite is also an choice for Koeman up entrance, and the membership reportedly was seeking to finally signal forwards Memphis Depay and Lautaro Martínez.
Atlético will make its Spanish league debut on Sunday in opposition to Granada on the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. Atlético’s first two games had been postponed as a result of it performed late into last season within the quarterfinals of the Champions League.