Suarez Agrees Personal Terms With Juventus Ahead Transfer From Barcelona
Written by darling on September 2, 2020
Uruguayan striker Luiz Suarez has reportedly agreed personal terms with Juventus after being told he can leave Barcelona.
Suarez is set to depart the Nou Camp after he was deemed surplus to requirements by new Barca coach Ronald Koeman.
Should Barca fail to get an offer for Suarez, they would have to fork out £12million to cancel his contract.
Ajax have already confirmed their interest in signing the 33-year-old as they look to bring the player back to Holland.
But a move to Juventus has also been reported, where he could link up with old rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
It was reported over the weekend that Suarez has spoken to Juve chief Pavel Nedved to discuss a potential switch to Italy.
And according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Old Lady has now agreed personal terms with the player’s representatives during a second meeting.
The report adds that Suarez is set to pen a £9million-a-year contract after-tax – the same wage he is currently raking in at Barcelona.
Juve boss Andrea Pirlo has identified the ex-Liverpool ace as a replacement for Gonzalo Higuain, who has been linked with an MLS switch.
Suarez took to social media last week where he broke his silence on speculation regarding his future.
He took aim at former lawyer Alejandro Balbi, who suggested he would leave the Spanish side should Lionel Messi also depart.
It has been claimed that the Catalan club have identified Lyon forward Moussa Dembele as Suarez’s replacement.
Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014, where he has scored 198 goals in 283 games in all competitions.
In 2015, he helped them land their second treble after forming the deadly strike partnership with Messi and Neymar.