The love story between Luis Suarez and FC Barcelona has come to an end with an emotional press conference given by the Uruguayan forward before his move to Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement over the transfer of Luis Suarez as irregularities turned down his move to Serie A giants Juventus.
Arrived from Liverpool in 2014 in a deal worth €84m, the 33-year-old leaves Culers after six seasons spent with the Camp Nou outfit. He was part of the famous MSN who conquered Europe three years ago. Now Lionel Messi remains the only member of this trio.
However, after Neymar in 2017, Suarez also leaves Barca as he was transfer-listed by new boss Ronald Koeman.
I’m leaving proud and satisfied”
“Arriving here is a dream come true. Reaching the numbers that I have had, you never consider it. At Barcelona you always have to perform at your best. I have to feel proud of having endured so much.” former Ajax Amsterdam forward said.
“I am leaving proud and satisfied. I have experienced many moments that will remain in the memory. Also complicated moments, which one has to save…” Luis Suarez told Barca TV.
“It was a crazy month, things have been invented”
“It was a crazy month, to say many things that one did not think. Things have been invented, things have been leaked in an unworthy way. We have to try to be away from everything. What must be appreciated now is that I have to feel proud of these years at the club.” Luis Suarez regrets.
“What I have to do is change the chip and start a new stage and be grateful to Barcelona. No reproaches. Today is my farewell, I will not please anyone. I want to go by the numbers what I did and because of the history that I left. Each player has his moment. If the club and the player think that he has reached this point, we have to accept it. And if it is the player who wants to leave, too. It costs, it is difficult, there are moments rare and you have a family. You have to accept it. These are things that happen in football. ” Luis Suarez added.
Atletico Madrid announce on Thursday afternoon that Suarez will undergo his medical and formalise his contract.
In addition, Luis Suarez made 283 appearances with Barca during which he scored 198 goals and provided 109 assists.