Luis Suárez is no longer a Barcelona player.
The Uruguayan attacker has reached an agreement with the culé club, which is not yet official, to finalize the remaining year of his contract. The international renounces a part of the card in exchange for going free.
According to RAC1, Suárez will leave Camp Nou free. But for this he had to give up a part of the 20-21 season record. In this way, Barça will not enter money, but will save a significant amount of their salary. The Uruguayan international is now studying the offers he has on the table. One of them is from Altético de Madrid, so he could continue in LaLiga. Juventus’ option has vanished, despite the fact that it even passed the exam, last week, to obtain the community passport.
The footballer, who has been a Barça player for six seasons in which he has achieved great individual and collective successes, could nevertheless visit the Ciudad Deportiva this afternoon to say goodbye. Koeman’s men work out at 6:30 p.m. Koeman made it clear that he wasn’t counting on him. Barcelona remains in its desire to renew its squad. After the goodbye of Rakitic, now those of Vidal, who has already passed the recognition with Inter, and Luis Suárez are imminent. Umtiti is also looking for a way out.
Although Atlético insist that the agreement is not closed, the reality is that, at this moment, the Barcelona player is very close to becoming the new center forward for Simeone’s men. A signing that would give a 180 degree turn to a stopped market (the only new face is that of the Grbic meta) and that would arrive when there are barely two weeks left until the market closes.
Cholo, in fact, has been fundamental in putting his name on the table at the time when Luis Suárez’s relationship with Barça began to go awry. The Argentine contemplated the option that one of the best center forwards of the last decade could be rojiblanco … and those of Wanda jumped in for him hoping that, as happened this morning according to Rac1, he would reach a termination agreement with the azulgranas.
In fact, the figures of the possible agreement between Atlético and Luis Suárez include a contract for the next two seasons (it must be remembered that the striker, who had a higher salary at Barça, only had the last season left) in which the forward would earn about 9 million euros net per course. A considerable figure in a market in recession and with the increasingly real option of asking the staff and coaching staff to cut payrolls.
The operation, in any case, involves confirming the transfer of Morata to Juventus, fundamental to make the necessary salary gap that allows the rojiblancos to face one of the great operations on the market. For the magnitude of the player, a top-level striker, and for the team from which he arrives, a Barça where he has been fundamental together with Leo Messi.