Camp Nou is entering a new era under Ronald Köman. He replaced Quique Setien in the management hot spot after a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals last season.
Suarez does not feature in Koeman’s upcoming plans
Barcelona must pay €14 million to cancel Luis Suarez’s current contract. Camp Nou is entering a new era under Ronald Köman. He replaced Quique Setien in the management hot spot. After a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals last season. The Dutchman has already begun making plans for his first year at the helm. With wholesale lineup changes expected after the club’s first trophy season in 12 years. Lionel Messi could be the first behind the door in the coming weeks. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner filed an official transfer request amid interest from Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola. Suarez is also advertised for an exit. He has received a phone message from Koeman that he does not feature in his upcoming campaign plans.
Barca must pay €14 million in compensation fees
The Uruguayan striker has been awarded a contract to remain at Camp Nou until next summer but is open for early retirement after being considered surplus to requirements. However, Luis Suarez intends to continue training with the Barça squad until the club decides whether to cancel his contract, which will cost them a total of €14 million in compensation fees. The 33-year-old will leave Catalonia as a free agent if released, with five clubs already officially registering their interest in his services. Suarez spoke out about his future on social media last week after commenting on his former lawyer Alejandro Balbi, “There are people who talk about me or on my behalf when I haven’t had a relationship with them for years,” Suarez said. “When I need to speak, I will speak for myself.”
The Barça striker has been linked to Ajax’s return and a possible transfer to MLS with Inter Miami. So Luis has also said that he has also been offered to the Italian giants Juventus. Suarez joined the Blaugrana from Liverpool back in 2014 and has since scored 198 goals in 283 appearances. That puts the Uruguayan in third place on the Barça top scorers list. With only the legendary figures Cesar Rodriguez Alvarez and Messi boasting higher scores. During his time at Camp Nou, Suarez has won 13 major trophies, including four titles in LaLiga and the Champions League.