Barcelona and Atletico Madrid reach agreement over Suarez transfer


Barcelona and Atletico Madrid reach agreement over Suarez transfer

According to Fabrizio Romano, FC Barcelona have reached full agreement with Atletico Madrid over the transfer of Luis Suarez.


A meeting took place between Suarez's representatives and Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu late on Tuesday, with them concluding that the Uruguayan will leave the club.


However, whilst Suarez was already very close to signing for Atletico, Bartomeu intervened in the final stages of the transfer as he did not want Suarez to leave for free.


Atletico have agreed with Barcelona on a transfer fee that will allow the Catalan giants to start investing their money in new signings.


The 33-year-old is reportedly not in new manager Ronald Koeman's plans for the season, with the club looking to overhaul the squad after a series of disappointing displays and signs of an ageing squad.


Apart from Suarez, Barcelona have also agreed a €35 million transfer fee with Wolves to sell right-back Nelson Semedo, with Arturo Vidal also leaving the club for Inter in a transfer of around €1 million.


In terms of incoming transfers, Barcelona have been very restricted, but they are keen on signing either Norwich City's Max Aarons or Ajax's Sergino Dest, as they keep on searching for a replacement for Semedo.