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Ronald Koeman: Barcelona are ‘waiting to see’ if Luis Suarez leaves or not

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The coach offered an update on the striker

FC Barcelona v Girona - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman offered an update on striker Luis Suarez after Wednesday’s 3-1 friendly win over Girona.

The Dutchman did not include Suarez in his matchday squad once again, with the striker heavily linked with a move away.

Yet it’s still not clear if Suarez will actually leave before the close of the transfer window, and Koeman says he’s still waiting to see what happens too.

“I was talking to Luis this morning. We are waiting to see if there is a way out or not. We respect the contracts and from day one we have said that if he stays on the squad he will be one more.”

Source | Marca

The latest reports have suggested a move to Juventus has fallen through but Suarez may have other options on the table. It’s also entirely possible he could now stay at Barcelona and see out his contract.

Koeman reportedly told Suarez he would be surplus to requirements when he first came in, but his latest comments suggest he’d be willing to work with the 33-year-old.