Luis Suarez Leaving Liverpool As Barcelona Transfer Agreement Reached

Luis SuarezThe Luis Suarez era in Liverpool officially has come to an end.

Liverpool announced Friday that the transfer of Suarez to Barcelona has been completed. According to The Associated Press, Suarez will sign a five-year contract with Barcelona next week.

“We would like to thank Luis for his contribution and the role he played in helping bring Champions League football back to Anfield,” LFC said in a statement. “Everyone at Liverpool Football Club wishes Luis and his family well for the future.”

Suarez also expressed gratitude for his time with Liverpool.

“I have fallen in love with the incredible (Liverpool) fans,” Suarez said in a statement on the club’s website. “You have always supported me and we, as a family, will never forget it, we will always be Liverpool supporters.

“I hope you can all understand why I have made this decision. This club did all they could to get me to stay, but playing and living in Spain, where my wife’s family live, is a lifelong dream and ambition. I believe now the timing is right.”

The Uruguayan striker is coming off a tremendous Premier League season in which he won the Golden Boot award after scoring 31 goals for the Reds.

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