Luis Suarez after bidding an emotional farewell to Barcelona and the Camp Nou has completed his move to Atletico Madrid signing a two-year deal.
The Uruguayan international ended his career at the Camp Nou as the club’s third highest scorer of all time scoring 198 goals in 283 appearances.
Suatez looked like he was heading to Italy with Juventus highly linked with signing the player and even took an Italian language test in Perugia in order to get residency ahead of a proposed move to the Serie A champions.
But the former Barcelona striker has signed for Diego Simeone’s side in a deal worth £5.5m after being told by new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman that his services were non longer required at the Camp Nou.
Atletico upon completion of the signing of Luis Suarez said in a statement: “We welcome to our team one of the world’s most prolific strikers who gives his all on the pitch and has proved his quality on the most demanding of stages.
Suarez missed most of last season with ankle injury and despite Barcelona missing out on the La Liga title, the Uruguayan ended the season with 16goals from 28 appearances.
However it is understood that Koeman upon his arrival at the Camp Nou told the striker in a one minute phone call that he would no longer be required at tje club leaving the striker furious with both the manager and the club president Josep Bartomeu.
Suarez said goodbye to the club on Thursday in a press conference which was attended by Barcelona stars Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique.