When did Suarez leave Barcelona?

Luis Suarez moved to Atletico Madrid from Barcelona in the summer of 2020 in a whirlwind €6 million (£5.5m/$7m) transfer, surprising most of the football world.

When did Suarez leave Barcelona date?

Luis Suárez

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2007–2011 Ajax (69)
2011–2014 Liverpool (81)
2014–2020 Barcelona (147)
2020– Atlético Madrid (28)

Why did Suarez leave Barca?

Suarez sold as a cost-cutting measure

These figures reflect the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on sport, as well as their massive wage bill. The Uruguayan striker’s departure was sold as a cost-cutting measure as Barca looked to minimise the financial damage caused by the pandemic.

Did Luis Suarez leave Barcelona?

Suarez’s departure came at the end of a hectic summer at Barcelona in which Messi had earlier tried to leave the club, only to be prevented from doing so in the end. “They should have respected his decision to leave,” Suarez said. … Like Messi, Suarez has also been critical of Bartomeu and the Barca board.

What team is Suarez playing for 2021?

The Uruguayan’s contract with Barcelona runs through July 2021 and pays him $20 million in salary and bonus. This January during his 114th match with the club, he notched his 100th La Liga goal, getting there quicker than it took teammate and five-time Ballon d’or winner Lionel Messi to reach the mark (154 matches).

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Did Suarez play for Ajax?

Stats by club

club
Ajax Amsterdam 159 111
Liverpool FC 133 82
Atlético de Madrid 67 30
FC Groningen 37 15

Are Messi and Suarez still friends?

Suarez joined rivals Atletico Madrid last year – and subsequently fired them to the title in La Liga – before Messi left the Blaugrana as a free agent this summer to join Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract. The two remain close friends and the pair even holidayed together this summer with their young families.

How much did Barca pay for Griezmann?

Barcelona realised they were unable to afford the signing of forward Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid whenever the transfer had been processed. The Catalan club triggered the Frenchman’s €120million (£103m) release clause at Atleti in the summer of 2019 –one of the most expensive signings of all time.

Who got rid of Luis Suarez?

Suarez, 34, scored 21 goals this season to help new side Atletico Madrid win the title after being kicked out by Barca last summer. Koeman was tasked with telling Suarez that the club wanted to get rid of him, but the Uruguay international feels the Dutch coach hid behind the board’s decision to force him out.

When did Neymar leave Barcelona?

Neymar

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Years Team ( Gls )
2009–2013 Santos (107)
2013–2017 Barcelona (68)
2017– Paris Saint-Germain (59)

Why did Neymar and Suarez leave Barcelona?

“As for Neymar, one of the things that he is missing would be the World Cup and also to be the best player in the world. I think he left Barcelona to be able to try and have these different options,” said Baptista. … So I think that’s why he left Barcelona to try and have that option somewhere else,” Baptista suggested.

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