Luiz Suarez: Barcelona confirm Uruguay striker set will undergo knee surgery

Luiz Suarez: Barcelona confirm Uruguay striker set will undergo knee surgery

- Luiz Suarez will be out of action for Barcelona for sometime

- The 32-year-old forward suffered knee injury in their 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid

- Suarez has been scheduled to undergo surgery later this weekend and will be out for a period of time

Barcelona superstar Luiz Suarez will undergo knee surgery having sustained an injury to the external meniscus of his right knee.

The Uruguay international was in action for the Catalans in their 3-2 defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semifinal clash two days back.

According to information on the club's official website, the former Liverpool star will be operated by Dr.Ramon Cugat.

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It is however unsure how long the forward who has scored 14 goals in all competitions would be out for after his operation.

Suarez joins 2018 FIFA World Cup-winning attacker Ousmane Dembele on the injury list - a news Barca coach Ernesto Valverde will bit be pleased with.

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The manager might be forced to start teenage sensation Ansu Fati on the flank while Griezmann takes Suarez's position upfront. earlier reported that Xavi Hernandez has been offered a lucrative deal to become new Barcelona manager as pressure continues to mount on current boss Ernesto Valverde.

The former Spanish international is presently the manager of Qatari club Al-Sadd, but an agreement with both sides may see him depart Doha for Camp Nou.

Barca have suffered a couple of defeats, leaving Valverde's position threatened, with recent Super Cup fall to Atletico Madrid being the last straw that broke the camel's back.

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