Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez agrees Barcelona to Atletico Madrid transfer for bargain price of just just
Luis Suarez has agreed to leave Barcelona and sign for LaLiga rivals Atletico Madrid for an absolute BARGAIN price.
Barca have announced they have agreed a deal to sell the former Liverpool striker for just £5.5million [€6m].
The 33-year-old’s move is subject to agreeing personal terms and a medical, Atletico announced.
Suarez joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014 in a £75m deal, and helped the club win four LaLiga titles, four Copas del Rey and the Champions League in 2015.
He boasts a stunning record of 198 goals and 109 assists in only 283 games for the Catalan club, including 21 goals and 12 assists in 36 games last season.
But despite being one of the most reliable goalscorers in European football, the Uruguayan was reportedly told he had no future at the Nou Camp under new boss Ronald Koeman.
He had been linked with a move to Juventus, and even took an Italian citizenship exam amid the reports of his possible move to Turin, while he was also linked with moves to a number of Premier League clubs, including a return to Liverpool
But his next club is set to be Barcelona’s Spanish rivals Atletico, after the two sides came to an agreement.
The move has happened after Atleti striker Alvaro Morata joined Juventus, leaving Suarez to join Diego Simeone’s side as his replacement and, many would argue, an upgrade.
Suarez leaves Barcelona as the club’s third all-time leading goalscorer in their history, behind club legend César and all-time great Lionel Messi.
A Barca statement read: “FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Luis Suarez. The Madrid club will pay FC Barcelona six million euros in variables.
“FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suarez for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future.”
The club also said there would be a farewell event for the player and a remote press conference on Thursday afternoon.