Atletico Madrid have signed striker Luis Suarez from Barcelona, the Spanish golf equipment stated on Wednesday, bringing to an finish his six-year stint on the Camp Nou.
Barca's observation stated Atletico pays the Catalans six million euros ($7 million) in bonus bills to signal the 33-year-old.
The Uruguay striker, who’s Barca's 3rd all-time most sensible scorer with 198 targets in all competitions, had a 12 months left on his contract with the membership.
"Atletico Madrid and Barcelona have reached an settlement for the switch of Luis Suarez, topic to a scientific and the formal settlement of a brand new contract for the Uruguayan striker with our membership," Atletico stated of their observation.
Suarez will give a farewell information convention on Thursday.
Barca added: "Barcelona want to publicly specific its gratitude to the participant for his dedication and needs him all of the luck one day."
Suarez will substitute Alvaro Morata in Atletico's entrance line after the Spanish striker was once loaned to Juventus for a season with an possibility to shop for.
Suarez, who joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014, leaves the membership having received the Champions League, 4 Los angeles Liga titles and 4 Copa del Rey trophies.
The Uruguayan was once deemed surplus to necessities by way of new supervisor Ronald Koeman, who’s curious about converting the previous guard and rebuilding the squad, with 33-year-old midfielder Arturo Vidal additionally finishing an everlasting transfer to Inter Milan.
In spite of a turbulent season with Barca dogged by way of accidents, Suarez nonetheless hit 16 targets in 22 Los angeles Liga begins to complete because the fourth most sensible scorer in Spain's most sensible flight. Atletico's most sensible scorer was once Morata with 12.
Suarez turns into the 3rd striker lately to change between the 2 Los angeles Liga golf equipment after David Villa was once bought to Atletico in 2013 whilst Antoine Griezmann moved to Barca ultimate 12 months.
Whilst Villa turned into an speedy hit, scoring 13 targets in Atletico's 2013-14 league title-winning marketing campaign, Griezmann has but to hit the similar heights at Barca following his 120 million euros ($140.86 million) transfer.
Atletico struggled for a lot of ultimate season with out Griezmann and can hope the seize of Suarez will considerably reinforce their probabilities of difficult Actual Madrid and Barca for the name.
Suarez had additionally been related with Serie A facet Juventus and took an Italian examination in an try to get an EU passport to be eligible to play as a Ecu participant because the Turin aspect's non-EU participant slots had been already stuffed.
Alternatively, Italian prosecutors stated on Tuesday that they had proof the language examination taken by way of Suarez to procure Italian citizenship was once rigged.