The Uruguayan striker has finally left Barcelona officially to join rivals Atletico Madrid. Suarez has been with the Catalan giants since the summer of 2014-15 season. The management decided to release their veteran striker this summer. FC Barcelona are now going through transition and are looking to build a new-look side. They have also appointed a new head coach as Ronald Koeman.
The Catalan club suffered a hard time at Champions League last season. Quique Setien was leading the side as head coach last term. However, the former Real Betis manager couldn’t succeed in Barcelona as expected. The Spanish manager struggled to find his form with the side. He was often criticized for not trusting in his La Masia products.
Quique also had the plans of making late substitutions in the game. The fans wanted a change in structure and plans for the new season. Bayern Munich did something that would be a nightmare forever. The Bavarians scored eight goals past Ter Stegen on the Champions League semi-final night.
Barcelona loaned-out their midfielder Coutinho to Bayern Munich the last term and he did come off the bench to score the goal. Now, the club has decided to keep the Brazilian at the club and not to repeat the same mistake by loaning him out. The new Dutch manager is keen to start the season on a good note. Koeman doesn’t have veteran striker Suarez in his plans as well.
According to AS,
Lucas Torreira’s love for Italy
The Gunners want to sell the Uruguayan this summer amidst a number of new arrivals to the squad. Arteta still in the market to seal the deal for his top targets this summer. The Spaniards want to land either Houssem Aouar or Thomas Partey to bolster their midfield. However, both the clubs are adamant to reduce the asking price for their star players.
Arsenal has made initial bids for both players to Lyon and Atletico Madrid. The bid had their French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi inserted, which didn’t find appealing to Lyon. While the same is with the Madrid club with a swap for Thomas Partey. On the other hand, Lucas Torreira has been left out of the squad last weekend as well.
The board doesn’t have Uruguayan in their plans and he is now up for sale in the market. When asked to Arteta about Torreira’s transfer he replied,‘I am not making decisions because players might leave or stay, it is just for the players we see every day who are in the best possible condition to compete and get us closer to winning football matches.’ He quoted this when asked why Torreira did not even make the bench against Leicester.
Although, Lucas Torreira wants to move to Italy to regain his lost form. The midfielder lost his game due to the injury, which he suffered last season. He is managing to find his rhythm, but it’s not possible anymore at Emirates. Lucas started his career in Italy with Pescara and later with Sampdoria. It’s the right move for him to restart his career in Italy.
According to reports in Italy, Torino and Fiorentina are both eager to sign the Uruguayan international. The club is demanding a €24 million (£21.8m) transfer fee. The amount is quite high and out of their budget. While Atletico is ready to sign him on loan this summer.
Suarez- The man behind Lucas Torreira
Luis Suarez has been a helping hand in shaping the career of the Uruguayan defensive player. The striker who recently joined Atletico Madrid wants a reunion with the midfielder. El Pistolero had already helped Lucas Torreira move to Arsenal back in 2018. He played a vital role in that move to Emirates. Suarez recommended the name to Raul Sanllehi, who was the Gunners’ head of football at the time of the transfer.
‘Luis Suarez was very helpful,’ Torreira said shortly after making his Arsenal debut. He also added that ‘He spoke to Raul, who brought many players to Barcelona. I was really grateful to Luis and only a short time ago I sent him a message of thanks.’
The striker might once again lend a helping hand to Lucas Torreira. He might convince Argentine manager Diego Simeone to bring in Lucas Torreira permanently to Madrid. However, Torreira is keen to get back to Italy, where his career ignited.