The Uruguayan joined the work with the Colchonero team after his conflictive departure from Barcelona
September 25, 2020 Share on FacebookShare Share on TwitterTweet Share on WhatsAppShareWelcome from your Atlético Madrid colleagues to Luis Suárez
These are days of a clean slate for Luis Suárez. The Uruguayan has already left behind the novel of his departure from Barcelona after not being in the plans of the new coach Ronald Koeman and this Friday he joined the training sessions with Atlético Madrid under the command of Diego Simeone.
The forward had a dizzying day in which he first went through routine medical studies and then went to the Wanda Metropolitano stadium to sign the contract that will unite him for two seasons with the Colchonero team. In that act it was also confirmed that he will wear the shirt with the number 9 on the back . Later, he was present at the team training that took place in the club's sports field and that had a special seasoning: the return of Simeone, already recovered from the coronavirus.
Luis Suárez will wear the number nine
In their social networks, Atlético Madrid shared some images of the good weather that was experienced in the first practice of the Pistolero. First, he had an affectionate greeting – hug included – with Cholo and then his teammates prepared a corridor for him to make him a reception popularly known as the “manteada”: Suárez passed through the middle and the rest of the players patted him on the back .
It is still too early to say if the former Barcelona will start the next game for the Rojiblanco team, which will be next Sunday against Granada for the third date of the Spanish League . This meeting will mark the debut of Simeone's team in the contest after the first two days were postponed due to the club's participation in the Final 8 of the Champions League during the month of August.
The forward already had his first training session under Diego Simeone
This was an emotional day for Luis Suárez, who received a warm farewell from Lionel Messi. The Barcelona captain wrote him a heartfelt letter on social media in which he not only expressed how much he will miss him on and off the pitch, but also took the opportunity to be critical of President Josep María Bartomeu. “That 2, 3 or 4 do not cloud how giant you are for the club and for the world of football,” replied the born in Salto.
Atlético Madrid will be the sixth club in the 33-year-old's career. Emerging from Nacional de Montevideo, he made the leap to Europe in 2006 to play for FC Groeningen in the Netherlands. Only one season he was there and then he went to Ajax, where he displayed all his brilliance. His career continued at Liverpool in England and, after four years, he ended up at Barcelona. Alongside Messi and Neymar, he built a partnership that will be remembered as the MSN of the Catalan team. But, after the 8-2 win suffered in the last Champions League and the arrival of Koeman to the substitute bench, the Blaugrana team decided to do without their services, giving way to this new stage at Atlético Madrid.