The Dutch coach informs the Uruguayan that he does not have him and the Barça club negotiates the termination of his contract. Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, and Umtiti have also been invited to leave.
Ronald Koeman has such clear ideas that five days as Barcelona coach have been enough to erase a banner like Luis Suárez from his squad. President Bartomeu, the apostle of immobility, can only be delighted. The Uruguayan, in addition to being the third top scorer in the club’s history, is the vital crutch on which Leo Messi leans. There is nothing.
The RAC1 station announced that on Monday morning the Dutch technician contacted the 33-year-old striker to inform him that he was not in his plans.
Although the club has decided not to confirm or deny information regarding Koeman’s restructuring plan until they are ready to be official, this newspaper was able to confirm from executive sources of the entity that in the next few hours the termination of the forward contract.
Luis Suárez concludes his current relationship with Barcelona on June 30, 2021, although there is a clause by which he can even renew one more season as long as he plays 60% of the games next year. Already a remote situation.
Suárez, in the second salary echelon of the squad, must still decide whether or not he will provide Barcelona with facilities to release such a precious box office and an uncertain inheritance. The Barça club, which spent the year sighing for Lautaro Martínez until negotiations stopped before the start of the Champions League, faces the challenge of finding a center forward who can match the Uruguayan’s performance for six seasons. Although his good fortune declined in recent times. Especially as the injuries began to bring him closer to an already evident twilight. Suárez, who scored his last goal for Barça at 8-2 in Lisbon, spent four years and 11 months without scoring away from home in European competition.
Koeman has not stopped in the case of the Uruguayan. The Dutch coach has also contacted Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, and Samuel Umtiti to inform them that they will not be part of his project.
In the case of Sergio Busquets, and despite the fact that some offices at the Camp Nou would prefer an exit, Koeman is committed to making him understand that he will lose relevance in the team in favor of Frenkie de Jong. As for Jordi Alba, the difficulties in finding a replacement for guarantees and his mammoth contract (he still has four more years left) made his exit very difficult. The idea and the full-back already know it, is that he continues in the team.