Luis Suarez ‘has no plans to leave Barcelona and wants to stay for at least another year’ as the attacker gears up to win Ronald Koeman over and cement his place at the Nou Camp
- Luis Suarez is ‘determined to stay at Barcelona’ despite talk he could be sold on
- Suarez, 33, has battled persistent injuries and is a veteran of the dressing room
- Ronald Koeman is reportedly keen to bring the age of the squad down this year
The 33-year-old former Liverpool striker is one of the elder members of the Barcelona dressing room and in the wake of the club’s embarrassing 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, a changing of the guard is expected this summer.
President Josep Maria Bartomeu revealed eight players who would categorically not depart this summer but Suarez was not on that list, leading to suggestions his club future lies away from the Nou Camp.
But Suarez’s entourage, as reported by Uruguayan publication Ovacion, have said that the player will not leave this summer as he wants to stay for at least one more year.
Suarez scored 21 goals and added 12 assists in 2019-20 in what became Barcelona’s first trophyless season since 2007-08.
A persisting knee injury at the age of 33 represents a concern but the lack of orthodox No 9 strikers in the squad could see him work his way into Koeman’s plans.
More to follow.
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