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Ramon Planes offers update on Luis Suarez’s Barcelona future

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The striker is expected to leave this summer

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Barcelona technical secretary Ramon Planes offered a brief update on Luis Suarez’s situation at the club on Tuesday.

Planes was asked about the Uruguay international during Miralem Pjanic’s unveiling but did not want to give too much away about the 33-year-old’s future.

“Luis is an important player for Barca and has been for years. We have the utmost respect for these players at Barcelona.

“Obviously after everything we saw last season, we’re in the process of changing the team, with a new coach who has new ideas, and we’re working on this.

“You need to respect the players, the contracts. On October 5 the window closes and we’ll see what happens. We need to do the best we can for the players and for the club.”

Suarez seems to be locked in a bit of a stand-off with Barcelona currently, although speculation on Tuesday suggested he could play in tomorrow’s friendly with Girona.