The 35-year-old Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who is currently serving for the Spanish team Atletico Madrid, can return to his former Spanish club Barcelona in the upcoming European summer transfer.
Though Atletico Madrid failed to retain their La Liga trophy in the ongoing season, Luis Suarez is still their leading goal-scorer in this overall season with 13 goals (11 goals in La Liga and one goal each in Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League). Moreover, he has also three assists this season.
Luis Suarez in Barcelona
Suarez experienced the Spanish club football when he was transferred from the Premier League club Liverpool to Barcelona in 2014 summer. According to Football Leaks, the transfer fee at that time was €82.3 million, one of the most expensive transfer deals in football history at that time.
In his six seasons for Barcelona, Suarez celebrated a total of 13 trophies, including four La Liga trophies and one UEFA Champions League. As one of the successful Barca players, Suarez scored 198 goals in 283 matches for the club. He also had 97 assists for the club.
Suarez was a crucial part of Barcelona’s second treble in the 2014/15 season (La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League). The 2015/16 season was also very memorable for him and Barca. While the Spanish giants won a total of four trophies in that season (La Liga, UEFA Champions League, 2015 UEFA Super Cup and 2015 Club World Cup), Suarez won the La Liga Pichichi Trophy (most goal scorer in La Liga season with 40 goals) and La Liga Best World Player award.
Luis Suarez after Barcelona
But when Ronald Koeman joined Barcelona as a new manager in the 2020 summer, he clarified that Luis Suarez wasn’t in his plan. Later, Suarez signed a two-year contract with Atletico Madrid. Under this Madrid-based club, the Uruguayan has shined and played a very crucial role to win their La Liga 2020/21 trophy.
The latest Luis Suarez reports
While Suarez’s latest contract with Atletico Madrid will end soon before the completion of the forthcoming summer transfer window, there is a great chance of his transfer. According to recent multiple media reports, the Uruguayan striker is very keen to return to Barcelona in the upcoming summer. Reports are also claiming that Suarez is even ready to reduce his salary to join the Blaugrana.
As Xavi Hernandez has returned to the Barcelona club in the new manager role, and he is strongly guiding the team at present, there is a fine possibility to see Suarez once again in the Barca jersey. Xavi and Suarez played together for this club in the 2014/15 season before Xavi moved to Qatar club Al Sadd.