The Uruguayan forward will join Atlético de Madrid, after having triumphed for six seasons with the Barça shirt
September 24, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShareEmotional video of Luis Suárez about his time at Barcelona
This Thursday Luis Suárez officially said goodbye to Barcelona , after closing his transfer to Atlético de Madrid . The forward spoke in the press room to tell his feelings about his disengagement from the Barça team and hours later he published a video on his social networks aimed at the culé fans.
“From the first day I arrived, I was fulfilling a dream, to wear the Barcelona shirt”, the Uruguayan begins by recounting the clip of just over two minutes in which he reviews some of his achievements in the Catalan club he arrived at in June 2014.
In just over six years he became the third highest scorer in the history of the institution with 198 shouts, thus lagging behind his great friend Lionel Messi (634) and César Rodríguez (232). They also won four Leagues , four King's Cups, two Spanish Super Cups, a Champions League, a European Super Cup and a Club World Cup.
“It is something that I never imagined, but it is a dream that I have lived and enjoyed a lot,” he says about his successful stage that ended this Thursday.
The cry of Luis Suárez in his act of farewell to Barcelona
Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona agreed on Wednesday the transfer of Suárez to the rojiblanco club. The azulgrana team specified that “the Madrid team will pay FC Barcelona 6 million euros (6.9 million dollars) in variables”.
Neither club published the duration of the signing, but, according to the Spanish press, the 33-year-old Uruguayan's contract would commit him to the rojiblanco team for the next two seasons.
The gunner The South American trained for the last time with his Barcelona teammates on Wednesday, before leaving the club's facilities visibly excited aboard his car. This Thursday, in the press room, he officially said goodbye and thanked him for the joys that the culé team gave him.
Suárez spoke about his relationship with Messi in Barcelona
The Uruguayan striker is leaving the Barça club in this way, after six seasons in which he has won thirteen titles, including one Champions League and four Spanish Leagues. In addition, he leaves as the third highest historical scorer of the entity with 198 goals, only behind César Rodríguez (232) and Lionel Messi (634).
The Uruguayan striker arrives at Atlético de Madrid to occupy the place left up front by Álvaro Morata , who left on loan to Juventus . After six years as Messi's squire in the Barça attack, Suárez will now have the Spanish-Brazilian Diego Costa as a partner.