Luis Suárez was the most shocking movement in the last transfer market after Ronald Koeman became the new coach in Barcelona and told him he would not count on his services for 2020-2021 season. The club terminated his contract and he signed for Atlético de Madrid for just $6 million according to Transfermarkt. It took just a few weeks for everybody in Barcelona to regret.
Immediately after, Suárez earnt his spot in the starting XI, moving Diego Costa aside. His performance was so strong that the Brazilian-born Spanish striker had no other choice and decided to terminate his contract with Atlético de Madrid. He has not found a new club yet, and most transfer markets are now closed.
The Uruguayan striker has tried to keep silence for some months but he couldn’t resist anymore. He has conceded an interview to the prestigious French magazine France Football, and as people would say in his country, he turned the fan on (or ‘prendió el ventilador’). He revealed things he had never commented before on his feelings after the sad events. Koeman discarded him, Diego Simeone celebrates his goals.
He told the publication they did not believe in him: he confessed that what hurt the most was that they thought he was already grown old (he turned 34 years old a month ago), and he felt completely kicked out from the club. He stated he would have understood if he had many years left in his contract and Barcelona were looking for a transfer, but he didn’t get the respect he deserved.
A new beginning
Luis Suárez started paying off immediately: he scored 16 goals in his first 20 games for La Liga, and four more matches for UEFA Champions League.