After six years sprinkled with objectives which have introduced Barcelona 13 trophies, Luis Suarez could also be heading for an unceremonious exit from the Camp Nou.
The Uruguayan was Barca’s second-highest scorer final season behind captain Lionel Messi. However hypothesis about his future has grown since he was absent from a listing of gamers Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu declared weren’t on the market as he promised massive modifications after the aspect’s seismic 2-Eight defeat to Bayern Munich within the Champions League.
Catalan radio station Rac1 reported on Monday that the striker had been advised by new Barca coach Ronald Koeman that he was not in his plans for subsequent season. Spain’s sports activities papers adopted swimsuit on Tuesday: “Adios Suarez” learn the entrance cowl of Barcelona-based Sport, whereas the 33-year-old additionally appeared on the entrance of the opposite three nationwide sports activities dailies.
“Koeman doesn’t need them”, mentioned Mundo Deportivo, picturing Suarez, midfielders Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal and defender Samuel Umtiti. “The filter begins”, mentioned newspaper AS, whereas Marca confirmed Suarez strolling out of a door under the headline ‘Clear up at Barca’.
Barcelona and Suarez’s consultant didn’t want to touch upon the stories, though the Uruguayan made his discontent recognized in a Sunday interview with newspaper El Pais.
“Individuals are speaking concerning the names the president gave, of the modifications that would occur, however no-one has advised me they wish to eliminate me,” he mentioned. “I’ve spent six years at Barca – sufficient time for them to inform me what they assume.”
Suarez has scored 198 objectives in 283 video games for Barca and overtook Laszlo Kubala because the membership’s third-highest scorer of all-time final July, solely trailing the late Cesar and runaway main scorer Messi.
Blamed for Bayern humiliation
Suarez recognised that he was amongst these blamed for the humiliating loss to Bayern, the membership’s heaviest defeat ever in European competitors, however mentioned the reply was to not eliminate each participant who had spent a very long time on the membership.
“Everybody seems at those that have spent probably the most time on the membership. That’s regular, nevertheless it’s additionally silly,” added Suarez, who joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014 for a then membership file price of 82 million euros.
“Have a look at when Actual Madrid had been crushed by Ajax final yr they usually mentioned Toni Kroos was completed, they needed to retire Luka Modric, they mentioned Sergio Ramos was a catastrophe and no-one was value something.
“Then the subsequent yr they did higher, and everybody was saying they had been all superstars. Everybody is aware of when there’s a defeat folks take photographs at everybody. I truthfully consider there’s a lack of coherence, endurance and above all reminiscence.”