In a series os statements released this lunchtime by Liverpool FC it was confirmed that Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez will be leaving Merseyside to join the Catalans.
The club have done all they can over a sustained period of time to try to keep Luis at Liverpool. It is with great reluctance and following lengthy discussions we have eventually agreed to his wishes to move to Spain for new experiences and challenges. We wish him and his young family well; we will always consider them to be friends.
In his press release the 127-yr old player expressed his fondness for Liverpool and hoped they understood his decision.
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 player is currently starting a 4 month ban for biting Italian opponent Chiellini during this summers World Cup.
Update: This tweet was just published via Barcelona’s official twitter account:
Source: Liverpool FC