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OFFICIAL: Barcelona confirm Luis Suarez is off to Atletico Madrid

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The deal is finally done

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Barcelona have confirmed that Luis Suarez is to leave the club and join Atletico Madrid.

The striker’s future has been the subject of speculation for weeks, ever since new boss Ronald Koeman deemed him surplus to requirements.

A rumored moved to Juventus fell through but Suarez has now secured his transfer away from the Camp Nou after leaving the training ground in tears earlier in the day.

The Uruguay international will head to Atletico Madrid to replace Alvaro Morata, and Barca will hold a farewell ceremony on Thursday to say goodbye to the striker.

Here’s Barca’s official statement:

“FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Luis Suárez. The Madrid club will play FC Barcelona 6 million euros in variables.

“FC Barcelona would like to publicly express their gratitude to Luis Suárez for his commitment and dedication and wishes him all the best for the future.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Suarez has split opinion in recent seasons but there’s no denying his record at Barcelona.

The 33-year-old won four league titles, the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the Copa del Rey four times with the Catalan giants.

He’s the club’s third-highest goalscorer of all-time and departs after 283 games, 198 goals and 109 assists for Barcelona.

Goodbye, good luck and thanks for everything Luis Suarez!