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

10:00  24 september  2020
10:00  24 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

Luis Suarez PASSES Italian exam as he pushes for Juventus move

  Luis Suarez PASSES Italian exam as he pushes for Juventus move With Andrea Pirlo limited as to the number of non-EU (European Union) players he can acquire in one window, the club need Suarez needed to pass his exam in Perugia and acquire dual nationality.Suarez has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp by new boss Ronald Koeman and that has accelerated interest in him from Italian champions Juventus.

Luis Suárez is on the verge of leaving Barcelona to join Diego Simeone at Atlético Madrid on a two-year deal. Suárez could not believe it. He was determined if he did not join Atlético , he would stay at Barcelona. He would also publicly explain exactly why he was staying, delivering another damaging

First Juventus, now Atletico Madrid. For so long, Luis Suarez appeared set to leave Spain for Italy. But a proposed move to Juve did not materialise as But the 33-year-old Uruguay international forward will now sign a two-year deal with Atletico as he dominates the front pages of Wednesday's Marca

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.

Luis Suarez to complete move to Atletico Madrid

  Luis Suarez to complete move to Atletico Madrid Barca announced that they had agreed a deal which would see the Catalan club receive six million euros (£5.5m). Suarez joined Barca in 2014 and helped the club win four LaLiga titles.Barca announced that they had agreed a deal which would see the Catalan club receive six million euros (£5.5m).

Legit.ng News ★ Luis Suarez 's deal could be announced by Atletico Madrid today. Uruguay international Luis Suarez was reduced to tears after while leaving Barcelona training ground Reports claim the former Liverpool forward agreed to cut down his wages before joining Diego Simeone's

Suarez joined Barca in 2014 and helped the club win four LaLiga titles. Luis Suarez all but seals move to Atletico Madrid as they announce a £5.5m fee has been agreed with Barcelona and the veteran striker will Atletico Madrid have agreed to sign Luis Suarez from Barcelona for £5.5million.

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.

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.

Luis Suarez left Barcelona's training ground in tears after saying goodbye to his teammates ahead of his transfer to Atletico Madrid. Barcelona’s chairman, Josep Maria Bartomeu, had initially blocked Suarez ’s move to Atletico as he did not want the striker to join a La Liga rival.

How much does Luis Suarez have left to offer Atletico ? The Barcelona forward , who himself is not under investigation, underwent a citizenship test at the University For Foreigners in Perugia on Sept. Since the move to Juve fell through, Suarez , 33, was had seemed close to joining Atletico Madrid

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.

PETE JENSON: It's now 'Family. Argentina. Barcelona' for Lionel Messi

  PETE JENSON: It's now 'Family. Argentina. Barcelona' for Lionel Messi PETE JENSON: Lionel Messi's broken relationship with Barcelona football club has been patched up, but the wounds have opened again and the season hasn't even started.Messi’s reaction to Luis Suarez’s departure is no surprise. The fact that he made his discontent so public maybe is – it shows he no longer has any interest in being an ambassador of an institution that he has, at least all the time it has been under its current management, lost respect for.

Did Barto think Suarez was going to join Granada? Why wouldn't Atleti even be on the list at all? I love how PSG is there out of pettiness but Barto completely forgot Atleti exists. Messi wanted to leave as per contract clause but got fucked by covid and Bartomeu refused his wish.

Luis Suarez was clearly upset as he arrived and left Barcelona training for the last time before joining LaLiga rivals Atletico MadridCredit: Reuters. The LaLiga giants said in a statement: "FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suárez for his commitment and dedication and

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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Thomas Partey writes emotional goodbye to Atletico Madrid .
The midfielder had been a long-term target for Mikel Arteta but the deal went down to the wire with the Gunners agreeing to meet his release clause just before the window shut. Partey joined Atletico Madrid as a teenager in 2011 before breaking into first team in the 2015-2016 season. The midfielder went on to become a key player for the LaLiga side and a firm fan favourite during his five years in the senior side.

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