Luis Suarez has ensured his glittering career has gone full circle after winning the Uruguayan title with Nacional – 16 years after lifting the trophy for the first time. The 35-year-old started his career with his boyhood club and won the top flight title in his first full season in professional football, scoring ten goals in 27 appearances in the 2005/06 campaign. Suarez went on to enjoy enormous success, winning an Eredivisie title with Ajax, a League Cup with Liverpool, four LaLiga titles and a Champions League with Barcelona before adding another Spanish title to his trophy cabinet with Atletico Madrid, not to mention a Copa America with his country.
The summer of 2014 was a big one at Barcelona. It was the first of Josep Maria Bartomeu’s ill-fated presidency, and the club was still reeling from being pipped to the La Liga title by Atletico Madrid. The response was to spend over €160million in the transfer market, with almost half of that outlay on a club-record signing, Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan had just produced one of the great individual Premier League seasons at Liverpool but was banned by FIFA from any football-related activity for four months after biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.
Ter Stegen had made over 100 appearances for his boyhood club Borussia Monchengladbach and had a reputation as a rising star when Barcelona signed him as a 22-year-old in 2014. He had to be patient for opportunities, with Claudio Bravo entrusted with the gloves in La Liga. . Read more…
Luis Suarez opted to make an emotional return to boyhood club Nacional after leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of last season. The striker first joined the Uruguayan club 21 years ago, coming through the ranks before moving to Europe in 2006. But he has now reached a pre-agreement to return to Gran Parque Central, with the deal expected to be completed soon, with the opportunity impossible to ignore.
Luis Suarez has been constantly asked about his controversial Barcelona exit and he has always shown his disappointment at the manner of his exit. He maintained the same stance in his latest interview with ESPN Argentina as he lamented the way he was separated from Lionel Messi with his exit from Barcelona two years ago.
Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez won’t sign for Aston Villa this summer according to former Celtic and Chelsea star Chris Sutton. Sutton talked about Luis Suarez and the transfer rumours of a Villa move on the Monday Night Club Show on BBC Radio 5 Live. According to Sutton, who also played for Aston Villa during his career, he doesn’t see Suarez joining the former European champions when he leaves Atletico Madrid this summer.
Luis Suarez has a few weeks left on his Atletico Madrid contract which will expire at the end of this month. The Uruguayan international won’t sign a new deal with the Spanish capital club. To this effect, he is the subject of transfer rumours involving clubs in and outside Europe. In addition to European teams, Suarez has been linked with MLS (Major League Soccer) football. Read more…