Official: Barca Striker Luis Suarez To Join Atletico Madrid

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is set to join Atletico Madrid after they confirmed a fee had been agreed with Barcelona for the player.

Barca announced that they had reached 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, four Copa del Reys and the Champions League in 2015.

He is the club’s third highest goal scorer with 198 goals in 283 games.

The Uruguayan was informed by new Barca coach Ronald Koeman that he was surplus to requirements as the club looked to rebuild after finishing last season without a trophy and suffering a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in last season’s Champions League.

Atletico confirmed via their official website that Suarez will join them subject to him passing a medical and his contract being formalised.

Barcelona, meanwhile, thanked Suarez for his significant contribution to the club.

The club announced the 33-year-old will have a farewell press conference at the Nou Camp on Thursday afternoon.