After the heavy thrashing by German’s Bayern Munich at this year’s Champions League finals, Barcelona was ‘stupefied’ at the results of that particular match.
Hence, they chose to auction a few players who they think should be sold out to other clubs, to make way for some new players.
Luis Suarez is one of these player who was told he was not part of the plans of new Barcelona’s Manager Ronald Koeman.
Barcelona have consented to let Luis Suarez join La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid. The player has however been released by the Catalans for nothing.
The Uruguayan concurred terms on a decreased compensation with Atletico after a transition to Juventus fell through due to passport issues.
Barcelona Chairman Josep Maria Bartomeu then obstructed the deal since he didn’t wish to offer to a Spanish rival.
Yet, subsequent to meeting with Suarez’s agents, the Catalan club has threw in the towel, with the striker taking steps to air his complaints to the media.
Atletico would now have to pay an ostensible fee of not in excess of 4 million euros for the 33-year-old striker, which will be based on factors, for example, Champions League capability. Suarez will earn half of the 30m euros a year.
The move closes Suarez’s six-year career with Barca, during which he scored 198 goals in 283 appearances and formed 33% of a dreaded front three with Lionel Messi and Neymar.
He joined the club for £74m from Liverpool in 2014 and helped them win four La Liga titles, four Copa del Reys and the Champions League and Club World Cup in 2015.