The Suarez series could soon come to an end, as the experienced striker has given Atletico Madrid the green light. An agreement has also reportedly been reached between Barça and the striker.
It’s no secret that Barcelona want to get rid of Luis Suarez. But now that the Juventus option has fallen by the wayside, mainly for administrative reasons, there weren’t really any serious candidates left.
The Uruguayan has already turned down Inter Miami and Roma, mainly because he wants to keep his current salary, around 15 million euros.
But apparently everything has accelerated rapidly in the last few hours. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Colchoneros have reached an agreement with the Uruguayan striker.
It’s a two-year contract, which fully satisfies the player. Diego Simeone, the rojiblanco tactician, is following the deal very closely and has already let him know on several occasions that he is counting on him.
For its part, FC Barcelona would be prepared to take over part of the player’s salary during the first year of his contract in Madrid.
Luis Suarez-Atletico Madrid : A two-year contract
However, there was still one last obstacle: that Barça could free the player. The player was not prepared to make any financial concessions, and demanded to be paid for the entire last year of his contract with Barcelona, even if he signed for a new club. But this is clearly settled, as explained by the Catalan radio station RAC1, which is always well informed.
An agreement has been reached between the Pistolero and the Catalan club to release him from his contract. The 33-year-old player has finally waived part of his annual salary for the 2020/2021 season and is free of any contract. He will therefore be able to sign with Atletico Madrid fairly quickly, while Alvaro Morata is expected to leave for Turin, with Sky Italia evoking a loan of 10 million euros with a purchase option of 45 million euros. The game of musical chairs is on!
Luis Suarez 33 years old, and still signing for Atletico Madrid a 2 years contract
At the age of 33 and after six seasons spent at FC Barcelona, Luis Suarez will leave Catalonia. In the last few hours, everything has accelerated for El Pistolero. He has finally agreed with the Blaugranas to be released from his contract and has reached an agreement with Atlético de Madrid.
Moreover, Marca revealed the financial background of the operation. Luis Suarez would sign a two-year contract with the Colchoneros and receive €9m per season in the Spanish capital.