BARCELONA (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid have signed striker Luis Suarez from Barcelona, the Spanish clubs said on Wednesday, bringing to an end his six-year stint at the Camp Nou.
Barca’s statement said Atletico will pay the Catalans six million euros in bonus payments to sign the 33-year-old.
The Uruguay striker, who is Barca’s third all-time top scorer with 198 goals in all competitions, had a year left on his contract with the club.
“Atletico Madrid and Barcelona have reached an agreement for the transfer of Luis Suarez, subject to a medical and the formal agreement of a new contract for the Uruguayan striker with our club,” Atletico said in their statement.
Suarez will give a farewell news conference on Thursday.
Barca added: “Barcelona would like to publicly express its gratitude to the player for his commitment and wishes him all the success in the future.”
Suarez will replace Alvaro Morata in Atletico’s front line after the Spanish striker was loaned to Juventus for a season with an option to buy.