Luis Suarez In Tears After Leaving Barcelona's Training Ground For The Last Time
The 33-year-old, who spent six years at the Catalan giants after joining from Liverpool for a reported £64.98 million, has agreed terms on a reduced salary with Atletico after a move to Juventus fell through.
He leaves as the club's third all-time top scorer (198) after a trophy-laden spell at the Camp Nou, where he lifted the Champions League in his first season, as well as four La Liga title's.
It was an understandably emotional farewell for Suarez and, as he left the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training facility earlier, the Uruguayan wiped away tears as he drove away.
Luis Suárez in tears leaving the Barcelona training ground for the final time. His move to Atlético Madrid will be confirmed soon. (Source: @Alexpintanel) pic.twitter.com/sDTdxP84rx
- Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) September 23, 2020
(:full_moon:) Luis Suárez has said goodbye to his teammates at the Sports City a few minutes ago. His separation from Barcelona would be signed in the next few hours. His farewell points towards tomorrow. @gerardromero #Transfers :flag_uy:
- Hagrid ✆ (@HagridFCB) September 23, 2020
This summer has been an uncertain one for Suarez.
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The 33-year-old, who scored 16 goals in 28 La Liga appearances last season. was left furious after the club's new manager Ronald Koeman told him he had no future at the Camp Nou.
That phone conversation between the pair lasted just 60 seconds, according to Spanish publication SPORT, who report that Suarez 'did not ask for more explanations, nor did the coach think it necessary to give them.'
He was told to be surplus to requirements at the Catalan giants and was reportedly told to find a new club.
A move to Juventus looked to be on the cards for weeks but it did not materialise as Atletico look set to secure the huge signing on a two-year deal.
Atlético Madrid and Barcelona have a total agreement for Luis Suarez. Tonight's meeting was 100% positive. There's no problem atm - he's joining @atleti, here we go confirmed! Just a matter of time. Luis va a ser rojiblanco. :white_circle::red_circle: @MatteMoretto #Suarez #Atleti #Barcelona #FCB https://t.co/Rn3VKhh27e
- Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 22, 2020
His imminent arrival at Atleti comes just a day after Suarez was accused of cheating on his Italian exam in order to get an Italian passport, with police reportedly investigating the claims.
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