Atleti confirmed the deal on Wednesday evening, subject to the passing of a medical, with the Uruguayan poised to pen a two-year deal at Los Rojiblancos.
Agreement with FC Barcelona over the transfer of @LuisSuarez9.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) September 23, 2020
The previous evening, it was reported by Spanish radio that Atleti would not pay a transfer for Suarez and instead would pay the Blaugrana €2m each time they qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League whilst the striker was in their squad.
Despite hitting 21 goals in an injury-hit season, Suarez’s physical levels have dropped in recent seasons since his prime and his future has come under increasing scrutiny in recent times.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_cat) September 23, 2020
Suarez has netted 197 goals across 283 appearances for Barcelona since joining the club from Liverpool in the summer of 2014, becoming the club’s third all-time leading goal scorer.