Sport farewell tears: Suárez moves from Barça to Atlético
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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.
soccer striker Luis Suárez said goodbye to Spanish runner-up FC Barcelona with tears and expressions of love before moving to Atlético Madrid.
"I will always be a Culé (a Barcelona fan), no matter where I will be in the future," said the visibly moved 33-year-old Uruguayan at the farewell press conference in the Camp Nou stadium.
Atlético will pay the national player up to six million euros in performance-related bonuses, as announced by the two top clubs in the Primera División. For how long the striker will sign in Madrid, it was not initially announced. According to Spanish media reports, he will get a two-year contract from Alético.
He goes “with pride because I went down in the history of Barcelona”. At FC Barcelona, with whom he won the Champions League once and the league four times, he had "six spectacular and wonderful years," said Suárez to several of his previous colleagues, including his close friend Lionel Messi.
The change comes as no surprise: In Barcelona, the new coach Ronald Koeman had no longer planned with Suárez. The Catalans wanted to cut their wage costs because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, there was also a move from Suárez to Serie A club Juventus Turin.
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Suarez signed a two-year deal with Atletico on Friday after completing a free transfer from Barcelona, where he scored 198 goals in six years but was encouraged to leave by Ronald Koeman.Suarez signed a two-year deal with Atletico on Friday after completing a free transfer from Barcelona, where he scored 198 goals in six years but was encouraged to leave by new coach Ronald Koeman.