Luis Suarez is on the brink of officially completing his
sensational transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona after the
terms of a deal worth just over €88 million were agreed on
The agreement comes after a week of negotiations between
the clubs, with an announcement expected in the coming days
– perhaps even within 24 hours.
Barcelona have captured Suarez in a straight cash deal after
agreeing to meet the release clause in the Liverpool contract
he signed last December.
It is believed that Suarez will undergo initial medical
examinations from Barca doctors in his native Uruguay,
where he has been staying following his country’s
elimination from the World Cup.
Officials from the Catalan club have been negotiating with
their counterparts from Merseyside in the last week over the
structure of payments in the deal, with Liverpool pushing for
a higher initial sum.
An agreement has now been reached and the final formalities
will be completed before Suarez is announced as Barcelona’s
marquee signing of the summer.
The 27-year-old is currently serving a four-month ban –
which runs until October 26 – for biting Italy defender
Giorgio Chiellini while playing for Uruguay in his nation’s
final World Cup group stage match.
Under the terms of the suspension, Suarez is not allowed to
train with his club or enter the confines of any stadium during