Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez has decided to leave the club to join Juventus, according to reports from Guillem Ballague. Suarez will leave Spain for Italy on a free transfer or a nominal fee if he can negotiate his exit with the Spanish club. He has one year remaining in his contract that he signed in 2016. But it will be extended for another year if he plays 60% of games during the 2020-21 campaign.
According to reports, Barcelona is no longer interested in Suarez and they don’t see him as part of their plan for next season. And their six-year collaboration is yet to expire. The Uruguayan striker remains one of the best 9s in football. Although his goal-scoring tallies have reduced over a few seasons.
Guillem Balague said Suarez will be happy to receive one season wage by Barca to get him off the club and join the Italian giants. Balague also said the transfer will not affect any decision of Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona.
Luis Suarez will be remembered in Catalonia for his constant delivery during his tenure. He left Liverpool to join Barcelona for £74million six years ago. Suarez scored 198 goals in 283 appearances combining with Messi and Neymar. He helped Barca win the champions league, Copa Del Rey, and La Liga titles in 2014-2015.
But this season has been a nightmare for Suarez and Barcelona after the failure to win the LaLiga and champions league. And new Barca manager, Ronald Koeman is ready to ship many big names including Suarez. His transfer to Juventus will see him play alongside Christiano Ronaldo, Chiellini, and other big names.
Italian media claimed that Suarez will need an Italian citizenship test because of his Uruguayan passport. Although, his wife owns an Italian citizenship passport too. Suarez would prove to be a sizeable upgrade for Juve and could help provide a steady supply of goals alongside Ronaldo for Andrea Pirlo’s side.