Good news for Atlético de Madrid in their attempt to sign Luis Suárez. The mattress club celebrated with joy the resolution of the meeting that took place on Tuesday afternoon in Barcelona, between Barça himself and Luis Suárez’s lawyers, at a summit attended by the Barça president himself, Josep María Bartomeu, to try to resolve the player’s exit.
Barça was asking Atlético de Madrid for 10 million euros for the transfer. The rojiblancos did not want to pay one euro for him, but they did pay a maximum of two million in each of the two seasons in which Atlético reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League and will sign for two seasons. The Uruguayan will earn 7.5 million annually.
Suárez had given the go-ahead to give up 50 percent of his salary in exchange for Barça, which had informed him that it did not have him, give him the letter of freedom. But Bartomeu, who had ‘vetoed’ a number of clubs, backed down when someone from the board hinted that he could not give the player the freedom letter and pay him seven million euros while scoring goals with Atlético. Barcelona sources saw it difficult to “unblock” the situation, but it was finally resolved.
One of the conditions of the operation was that one of the two Atlético forwards left. In the end it was Álvaro Morata, who was officially announced as a Juventus player late on Tuesday.
And now, the mattress team considers the matter closed, it was expected that it could be officially presented even this Wednesday or at the latest on Thursday, as it seems that it will be.For today the official confirmation of the signing of Luis Suárez is expected provided that it exceeds the Relevant medical examination, last procedure before closing the operation.