The Atletico Madrid signs Luis Suarez, the striker from Barcelona. The clubs revealed the deal and broke their six-year-old stint at Camp Nou. According to Barcelona, Atletico to pay 6 million euros to Catalans as a bonus for signing Luis Suarez.
Luis Suarez is the third all-time highest scorer from Barcelona with a record of 198 goals. He had one year left, according to the contract with the club. Further, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid settled to transfer Luis, subject to one formal and one medical agreement to make a new contract.
Barcelona expressed gratitude publicly to Suarez for his dedication and contribution. Moreover, the team wishes him success in the future.
Atletico Madrid Signs Luis Suarez
Luis will replace player Alvaro Morata from Atletico’s front line after Morata was shifted to Juventus for the season. Luis was a part of Barcelona from the Liverpool 2014, and as he lives, he has made the team win the Champions League, La Liga titles for four times, and Copa del Rey trophies for four times.
The player was deemed as surplus according to the requirements of Ronald Koeman, the new manager. Koeman is all set to change the previous guard and rebuild the squad in a new way. With the changes, Arturo Vidal will shift to Inter Milan as a midfielder.
Even though there was a troubled season with Barcelona, Luis Suarez hit 16 goals in the 22 La Liga. With this win, he took the place of the fourth-highest scorer in Spain’s history. Before this, the highest scorer from Atletico was Morata in the 12th position.
Among strikers, Luis is the third to move between two La Liga clubs in the recent past. Earlier, the other two are David Villa, sold to Atletico in 2013, and Antoine Griezmann, sold to Barcelona in 2019.
Villa was a quick hit as he scored 13 goals in the 2013-14 league at Atletico’s title-winning campaign. However, Griezmann hasn’t reached such heights as yet.
Suarez might change the scene for Atletico
Atletico has been struggling from the past season without having Griezmann. Suarez might be a credible gain for the team as he can challenge Barcelona and Real Madrid and win the title.
Luis relates to the Serie A side Juventus and gave an Italian examination. Because he aspires to be an EU player and get an EU passport. However, the non-EU player positions at the Turin’s side filled already. However, the act did not go well with the Italian prosecutors.