Uruguay born Striker Luis Suarez is set to join Spanish giant Atlético Madrid after the striker’s representatives made a breakthrough in talks with FC Barcelona on Yesterday.
The insider has confirmed to “Goal” that an agreement was reached after discussions between Barça president Josep Maria Bartomeu and Suarez’s team.
The striker will receive a settlement from Barcelona after the final year of his contract at Camp Nou is terminated.
That will free the 33-year-old to join Diego Simeone’s men on a two-year contract, which will be worth €9 million (£8m/$11m) per season and include a number of incentives.
The Uruguayan Suarez is set to travel to Madrid to undergo a medical in the coming days. He could even be in his first line up to make his Atletico debut in Sunday’s La Liga opener against Granada.
Suarez’s move to Atletico appeared to be in some doubt after Bartomeu initially decided that he was unwilling to allow the striker to join one of his side’s chief rivals.
However, the Blaugrana president has softened his stance and everything now appears in place for the forward to move to the Spanish capital.
The striker has looked destined to leave Barcelona following the arrival of new head coach Ronald Koeman, who told the Uruguayan that he was not in his plans moving forward, which also frustrated Lionel Messi.