It's been confirmed that the Uruguayan is leaving the Blaugrana after six years and fought back the tears as he spoke at a press conference at the Nou Camp.
Having been seen wiping away tears as he left Barcelona's training ground for the last time yesterday, Suarez had to take a moment to compose himself when the emotions got the better of him.
:speaking_head:️ Luis Suarez: "I played with the greatest players in history here and I will always stay a Cule, no matter the where I am." pic.twitter.com/7FrTdmhHzF- Barça Worldwide (@BarcaWorldwide) September 24, 2020
Having arrived from Liverpool in a £74 million deal six years ago, Suarez went on to score 198 goals in 283 appearances and departs the club as the club's third-highest ever goalscorer - with only Lionel Messi and Cesar ahead of him in the rankings.
During his time at the Nou Camp, the 33-year- old lifted a total of 13 trophies - including four La Liga titles, four Copa Del Reys, one Champions League and one Club World Cup.
:raised_hands: @LuisSuarez9 :raised_hands:- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 24, 2020
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:blue_heart::heart: #9raciasLuis pic.twitter.com/lYeBZVYo19
With Barca agreeing to terminate his contract following new boss Ronald Koeman deeming him surplus to requirements, he will now join Atletico Madrid on a two-year deal after a move to Juventus fell through due to passport issues.
As per BBC, Los Rojiblancos are poised to pay Barcelona a €6 million nominal fee due to certain performance-related variables such as Champions League qualification being achieved, with Suarez taking a fifty per cent pay cut at the Wanda Metropolitano.
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