Barcelona star Luis Suarez has reportedly
been told he can leave the club – much to
the anger of Lionel Messi.
Barcelona star Suarez was nearly replaced
earlier this summer, with the club pursuing
a deal for Antoine Griezmann.
However, that transfer collapsed and Suarez,
who is currently on international duty with
Uruguay at the World Cup, looked set to remain
Yet a huge report from Spanish publication
El Gol Digital claim the former Liverpool
star has been told he can leave the club.
And Messi is far from happy about it.
Barcelona chiefs reportedly think Suarez has
achieved all there is to achieve in Catalonia.
And, with the 31-year-old approaching the
twilight years of his career, they are keen
to recoup as much money as possible.
Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu supposedly
is hoping Suarez blossoms at the World Cup
so his price tag rises.
El Gol Digital say Messi is crushed by the
decision, though, given his close relationship
He is even reportedly trying to tell the Barcelona
directors to keep his friend for one more
But what happens remains to be seen.
Many feel he will end up staying at the Nou
Yet if Barcelona receive a suitable offer
it appears they will be happy to accept.
News of a possible Suarez exit surfaced in
April, when football insider The Secret Footballer
tipped him to be shown the door.
“A former teammate and I have been talking
for a while about Luis Suarez,” he tweeted.
“Has certainly lost something and we both
feel he won’t be at Barcelona much longer.
“Question is who replaces him and where
does he go?
Back to Liverpool?”