Luis Suarez: Koeman ready to let Uruguayan striker stay at Barcelona

Luis Suarez: Koeman ready to let Uruguayan striker stay at Barcelona

- Luis Suarez has been told by Koeman that he won't be frozen out of Barcelona if he stays

- The former Liverpool striker has been linked with a big move to join Juventus this summer

- Suarez is said to be currently having issues with securing Italian passport

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Ronald Koeman who is the new Barcelona manager has made it clear that embattled striker Luis Suarez will be an addition to his squad this summer if he stays at the Nou Camp.

The former Liverpool striker has been looking for ways to leave Barcelona since the arrival of Ronald Koeman who replaced Setien at the Spanish side.

There were reports that Luis Suarez has agreed personal terms to join Italian champions Juventus this summer.

According to the report on UK Mirror, the move has been cancelled due to his inability to get Italian passport for him to travel.

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The report also added that Juventus are now shifting their attention to the signing of either Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud or Roma star Edin Dzeko.

That made Luis Suarez not to be included in Barcelona squad that beat Girona 3-1 in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday, September 16.

"Suarez will be one more member of the squad if he stays.

“I was talking to Luis this morning. We will wait to see if there is a way out or not. We respect contracts and, from day one, we have said that if he stays on the squad, it will be one more,'' Ronald Koeman told TV3.

Luis Suarez: Ronald Koeman wants the Uruguayan striker to stay at Barcelona
Luis Suarez: Ronald Koeman wants the Uruguayan striker to stay at Barcelona (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Ronald Koeman stated that there are no issues between himself and Lionel Messi after the player made his incredible transfer U-turn to remain at the club.

As soon as Koeman was announced the new manager at the club, the Argentine told the club via fax that he wanted to leave, in a drama that ensued for two weeks.

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The player decided to make a u-turn and has said he would wait to see of his contract which will expire at the end of the coming season.

When asked if there are issues between himself and the Argentine star, new manager Koeman says there is no conflict.

Messi was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City in the Premier League following his transfer request but has agreed to carry on with the Catalan club.

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