Transfer: The reasons why he signed for Atlético
There were five minutes to go to the end of Tuesday 23 September when Barcelona saw fit to announce the transfer of one of its great emblems, Luis Suárez.
As if the mist of the night could hide one of those operations for which the mandate of
Josep Maria Bartomeu will
Because the Barça club accepts that the Uruguayan striker goes to Atlético de Madrid without a fixed transfer price, although with six million euros in variables that may limit criticism.
In return, Barcelona saves half of the striker's salary, who had one more year on his contract.
Luis Suárez, who will sign a two-season contract with Atlético after
Diego Pablo Simeone's
on having his services, will say goodbye to Barcelona this Thursday in an official ceremony.
There he will be able to explain, among other things, how he felt when Ronald Koeman told him in a call lasting just one minute that his six-season cycle at Barça should come to an end.
Gone are records that embed him in the imagination of the Barcelona entity.
led him to surpass Samitier and Kubala, to become the third scorer in the history of Barcelona.
Only Caesar (232) and, of course, Messi (634) were ahead.
The Argentine forward will be the one who most misses him in the team.
The Uruguayan's last game with the Barcelona shirt was in Lisbon, in the cataclysm against Bayern (2-8).
That night in Da Luz he scored and closed a five-year streak without scoring in Europe away from the Camp Nou.
Suárez arrives at the Metropolitan with 33 years and two knee operations that have been torturing him in recent times.
Barcelona, on the other hand, has preferred to let him go in an operation similar to the one that led to the departure of David Villa towards that Atlético that conquered the League at the Camp Nou, and without being clear about who should be his replacement in the team.
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