Luis Suarez is on the verge of departing Barcelona to team up with Juventus after agreeing on personal terms with the Serie A side
Ronald Koeman has deemed Suarez surplus to requirements immediately after replacing Quique Setien at the helm, informing the Uruguayan to start searching for a new club.
Having entered the final 12 months of his contract at Camp Nou, the 33-year-old striker has no intention of opposing the new boss’ decision and has already struck an agreement with Juventus.
Barcelona will reportedly pay Suarez’s season wages to speed up his departure, with the ‘Bianconeri’ expected to land the prolific forward for free or by paying a nominal fee.
As reported by BBC, everything’s set for the former Liverpool star to link up with Lionel Messi’s arch-nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo at the Allianz Stadium.
Suarez arrived at Barcelona in a massive deal worth £74m in 2014 and has moved on to rack up 198 goals in 283 appearances, helping the team lift the Champions League trophy during his first year in Catalonia.
Indeed, the Uruguay international has formed up a formidable attacking partnership with Leo Messi that has been tearing the opposition defenses apart for the past six years.
The two have become so synonymous with Barca’s red-navy stripes that Suarez’s departure many see as the end of an era.
During his illustrious six-year spell at Barcelona, the controversial forward won four La Liga titles, among many other accolades.
It’s now to be seen whether Suarez can find the same kind of partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo that he had with Messi.
The experienced frontman should help the Portuguese superstar bring the Champions League title back to Turin.