He Barcelona announced, at dawn this Thursday, that it has reached an agreement to transfer the Uruguayan international forward Luis Suarez to the Atlético de Madrid by 6 million euros in variables, an agreement conditional on the player passing the medical examination and signing the contract with his new team, according to the rojiblanca entity.
The rojiblanco team published simultaneously with the announcement of Barcelona a statement in which it clarifies that the agreement with the Catalan team is “conditioned to the corresponding medical examination and the agreement and subsequent formalization of the new contract “of the Uruguayan striker with the rojiblanco club.
Suárez leaves the Barcelona team, after six seasons, as the third top scorer in the club’s history (198 goals) and thirteen titles in its record: 1 Champions League, 1 Club World Cup, 1 European Super Cup, 4 Leagues, 4 King’s Cups and 2 Spanish Super Cups.
The player will say goodbye to the culé fans this Thursday, in a telematic press conference that will be held at 12:30 pm (-2 GMT).
The 33-year-old Uruguayan attacker will thus become Atlético’s second signing for next season, alongside the Croatian goalkeeper Ivo Grbic, signed from Croatian Lokomotiva Zagreb, in addition to having signed the Belgian Yannick Carrasco, which the previous six months was on loan from the Chinese Dalian.
Luis Suárez will cover the hole of the Madrilenian Álvaro Morata, on loan to Juventus in Turin Italian for a season in exchange for 10 million euros and with the possibility of a purchase option for 45 or a new transfer at the end of this season with the possibility of transferring to the following year.
Atlético obtains with this signing the contrasting striker and with a consistent number of goals during the last seasons that he wanted to reinforce his squad, a player who has scored 198 goals in 283 games for Barça. Although it is not specified on the website of the Madrid club, the contract could be for two seasons.