Any Liverpool fans hoping that Luis Suarez will one day romantically return to Anfield will be disappointed by news today that he’s effectively committed the rest of his career to Barcelona.
Our former striker, who won the Premier League Player of the Year award in 2013/14 after almost firing us to title glory, has just signed a mammoth six year contract – which ties him to Camp Nou until 2022.
He’ll be on monstrous wages, so there’s very little chance he’ll want to leave and few clubs will able to prise him from their grasp either. When his contract expires, Suarez will be 35, so there’s a chance he’ll perhaps return to his homeland or enjoy a swansong in a different league then.
If Barca president Josip Batomeu’s words are anything to go by, Suarez will retire at Barcelona however.
“We want (his contract) to be even longer, but for the moment he will sign until 2022.,” he told Sky Sports. “You have to adapt to the rules, which have a maximum contract length.
“We want Luis Suarez to be at this club for many years. And when he retires he will always be welcome at Barcelona.”
He’s only been in Spain two and a half years, but he’s already scored 101 goals and won a bucketload of trophies. We would have loved him to stay, but he’s now part of one of the most iconic frontlines in football history and we cannot begrudge him his success.