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Luis Suarez leaves Barcelona, joins Atletico Madrid

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has left Barcelona to link up with Atletico Madrid, the Catalan side has confirmed.

ANI | Madrid | Updated: 24-09-2020 13:49 IST | Created: 24-09-2020 13:49 IST
Luis Suarez leaves Barcelona, joins Atletico Madrid
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez (file image). Image Credit: ANI

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has left Barcelona to link up with Atletico Madrid, the Catalan side has confirmed. The two Spanish sides came to terms on a deal for the Uruguayan star and Atletico Madrid will be playing six million euros to avail the services of Suarez.

"FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Luis Suarez. The Madrid club will pay FC Barcelona EUR6 million in variables," FC Barcelona said in an official statement. "FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suarez for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future," it added.

Suarez had joined Barcelona in 2014. He scored 198 goals in 283 games for the Catalan side and he also earned the Golden Shoe as Europe's top scorer after scoring 59 total goals in 2015-16. With Barcelona, Suarez won four La Liga titles and a Champions League. He'll now join Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid.

Suarez scored 21 goals in 36 games for Barca during the 2019-20 season. (ANI)


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