Luis Suarez to Join Barcelona
FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Luis Suárez. The Uruguayan will be travelling to Barcelona next week for a medical, to sign his five-year contract and to be officially presented to the media and fans as an FC Barcelona player.
The fee is understood to be around £75m.
Suarez signed for Liverpool from Ajax in 2011 for £22.7m, and had four years remaining on his current contract. He won the PFA Player of the Year award last season, scoring 31 league goals.
The Uruguay international is serving a four-month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup.
“Luis is a very special talent and I thank him for the role he has played in the team in the past two years, during my time at Liverpool,” manager Brendan Rodgers said.
“I hope you can all understand why I have made this decision,” Suarez said. “This club did all they could to get me to stay, but playing and living in Spain, where my wife’s family live, is a lifelong dream and ambition. I believe now the timing is right.”