LaLiga rivals Atlético de Madrid and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement over the transfer of Urguay striker Luis Suárez.
Atletico Madrid will pay FC Barcelona 6 million Euros in variables.
The Uruguayan forward is leaving after “six spectacular and wonderful years” in which he has become part of the history of the club. The third highest scorer couldn’t contain the tears in his farewell speech. “I am very proud of everything I did. My children have seen me score goals, win trophies and play alongside extraordinary players and above all alongside the best player in the world,” said the man from Salto.
Excited and looking forward, he also expressed his gratitude to the Barça fans, “I want to thank the fans, who have given me a lot of love. I will not forget that. I’d also like thank all the staff for their hard work everyday. I want to let them know that I am always going to be one more culer wherever I go.”
“I have experienced many moments that will remain in my memory. The first league title, the Champions League, to play with wonderful players. It has been incredible.”
“I have had six spectacular and wonderful years with great team-mates and the people around the club, which I will remember.”
“You have to appreciate that I am proud of these six years that I have been at the club. I will always be grateful to Barça for allowing me to experience wonderful and unforgettable moments.”
Now Luis Suarez moves to rivals Atletico Madrid as new Barca coach Ronald Koeman saw no need to keep Suarez in his squad despite the player wanting to stay.