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Sport Suarez joins Atletico: How much does forward have left to give?

10:16  24 september  2020
10:16  24 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

Luis Suarez 'TERMINATES his contract at Barcelona'

  Luis Suarez 'TERMINATES his contract at Barcelona' Despite long-term interest from Juventus it appears that Atletico Madrid is the next destination for the Uruguayan striker, according to Spanish outlet RAC. And the anticipated departure of Suarez will lead to Atletico shifting on former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, who will now return to Juventus on loan.

Amid the links to Suarez , Atletico allowed Alvaro Morata to return to Juventus – initially on loan – and Diego Costa could also reportedly leave . There is little wonder Atletico chased Suarez when comparing his albeit declining output last season to the Los Rojiblancos' two forwards .

Luis Suárez is on the verge of leaving Barcelona to join Diego Simeone at Atlético Madrid on a In the meantime, Koeman had left him out of two friendlies, although he also said if the Uruguayan Suárez could not believe it. He was determined if he did not join Atlético , he would stay at Barcelona.

Luis Suarez wearing a blue shirt: Luis Suarez at Barcelona © Getty Images Luis Suarez at Barcelona

While the focus is on Barcelona, Atletico Madrid should be getting immediate improvement with the arrival of Luis Suarez.

After six trophy-laden seasons at Camp Nou, Suarez's €6million move from Barca to Atletico was confirmed on Wednesday.

As Ronald Koeman's rebuild continues at Barcelona, one of their former stars heads to Atletico.

And Diego Simeone's team should get an instant reward as we assess Suarez's move using Opta data.

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Immediate improvement for Atletico?

Amid the links to Suarez, Atletico allowed Alvaro Morata to return to Juventus – initially on loan – and Diego Costa could also reportedly leave. There is little wonder Atletico chased Suarez when comparing his albeit declining output last season to the Los Rojiblancos' two forwards.

Suarez scored a LaLiga goal every 125.1 minutes in 2019-20, comfortably better than Morata (175.3) and Costa (270.2), finishing with 16 – almost as many as the Atletico duo (17) combined. Taking away penalties, Suarez scored 15 to their 13.

It came despite a knee injury that sidelined Suarez for five months at the start of the year, limiting him to 28 LaLiga appearances and 22 starts.

Still, Suarez had 63 shots, more than Morata (57) and Costa (32), who made 34 and 23 league appearances respectively, with Barca netting a LaLiga-high 86 times in 2019-20 as Atletico found the back of the net on just 51 occasions.

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He participated in Monday's training but did not get involved in any contact drills. Centre Damian de Allende sat out training because of a stomach bug and prop Trevor Nyakane has a sore ankle which will be assessed again on Tuesday Suarez joins Atletico : How much does forward have left to give ?

Suarez converted 10 of his 25 big chances, a better rate than Morata (10 of 28), but worse than Costa (five of 10). Unsurprisingly given Barca's approach, Suarez also had more assists (eight) than Morata and Costa combined (six).

And it could have been an even better campaign for Suarez, who hit the woodwork four times in LaLiga. Only Osasuna midfielder Roberto Torres (six) and Real Madrid star Karim Benzema (five) hit it more.

Suarez, who turns 34 in January, may be declining, but he shapes as a shrewd signing by Atletico. He is, of course, declining from a player who produced an incredible 2015-16 season, when he scored 40 goals and provided 16 assists in 35 LaLiga games to lead the formidable 'MSN' trident that included Lionel Messi and Neymar.

Finding form again in the Champions League

Atletico have fallen heartbreakingly short in two Champions League finals since 2014, and were knocked out at the same stage as Barcelona – the quarter-finals – last season.

Luis Suarez and Diego Simeone are made for each other at Atletico

  Luis Suarez and Diego Simeone are made for each other at Atletico PETE JENSON: At the end of last season Simeone's nose twitched when it became clear Barcelona were booting out Suarez. He had always wanted the club to sign the Barcelona star.At the end of last season Simeone's nose twitched when it became clear Barcelona were booting out their third all-time highest scorer. He had always wanted the club to sign Suarez and had, in the same breath, always seen it as impossible. The deal still looked very hard to make work.

Atletico Madrid rejected a £78 million (€85m/m) offer from Manchester City for defender Jose Gimenez, the La Liga club's president Enrique Cerezo confirmed. Suarez joins Atletico : How much does forward have left to give ?

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Suarez had struggled in Europe's top club competition in two seasons before 2019-20, scoring just twice in 20 Champions League appearances.

In fact, Suarez was directly involved in just eight goals in those 20 games, but he improved on that last season, scoring five and assisting two in seven outings.

Morata, meanwhile, scored three times and had an assist in eight appearances, while Costa was goalless in seven. Suarez also converted four of his six big chances, while creating 11 chances – the same number as Real Madrid playmaker Eden Hazard and just two fewer than Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.

Plenty would need to go right for Atletico to end their Champions League wait in 2020-21, but Suarez at least recaptured some better form in Europe last season.


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