Suarez: Barcelona manager Koeman set to terminate striker’s contract

Suarez: Barcelona manager Koeman set to terminate striker’s contract

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM

- Luis Suarez still has a year left on his contract with Barcelona, but he is likely to leave this summer

- Reports have it that the Uruguayan has been told by manager Ronald Koeman that his services are no longer needed

- Suarez remains the club’s third all-time leading goalscorer with 198 goals

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Luis Suarez has been told he is no longer needed at Barcelona according to latest reports by Argentine outlet RAC1 which adds that new manager Ronald Koeman has notified the Uruguayan about the decision on phone.

The 33-year-old earns £290,000-per-week and one of the first duties Koeman has been charged with at the Catalan club is to reduce their wage bill.

After their exit in the Champions league and following the sacking of Quique Setien as the club manager and appointment of Koeman, Suarez earlier asked the Barcelona board to let him know if he is also up for sale or not.

Barcelona are reportedly planning to offload most of their players this summer and club president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed the news, adding that just seven players will not be put up for sale.

The Sun citing RAC1 are claiming that Suarez has been told in clear and simple terms his services are no longer needed at the club during a telephone chat with Koeman on Monday, August 24.

It was gathered that the former Liverpool man is currently on holiday and he will now need to inform his lawyers to discuss the termination of his contract.

Luis Suarez: Barcelona manager Koeman set to terminate Uruguayan striker’s contract
Luis Suarez told he's no longer needed at Barcelona. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Suarez remains the club’s third all-time leading goalscorer with 198 goals alongside 109 assists too in just 283 games since leaving Liverpool in the summer of 2014.

Koeman was only appointed manager of Barcelona on Wednesday, August 19, signing a two-year deal, but is keen to make his mark on a side who went trophyless in 2019/2020 season.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Lionel Messi could be reuniting with former team-mate Neymar as latest reports have it that French club and Champions League finalists Paris Saint Germain are set to battle for the Argentine’s signature.

The multiple Ballon d’Or winner could finally leave Barcelona this summer as the club’s board continues to debate the possible transfer of the Argentine star as some are in favour of selling the superstar.

However, the French club will be facing off with Juventus and Inter Milan who are also interested in the legend.

Messi has also been linked with a reunion with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, Inter seem more serious in their chase for the legendary player.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.