Luis Suarez to earn as low as £160,000-a-week at Atletico Madrid

Luis Suarez to earn as low as £160,000-a-week at Atletico Madrid

- Luis Suarez joined Atletico Madrid on a two-year deal as a free agent

- The 33-year-old forward parted ways with Barcelona earlier this week

- The attacker will now earn £160,000-a-week at his new club as compared to the £405,000 weekly he earned at Barca

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Luis Suarez has completed a two-year move to Spanish League rival, Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on a free transfer.

The 33-year-old left the Catalan club this transfer window after Ronald Koeman informed him he is not part of his plans going forward.

Sources close to the attacker revealed he had to take about sixty per cent pay cut to join Diego Simeone's side.

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The Uruguay international will now earn as low as £160,000 a week (£8.3million a year) as compared to the £405,000 weekly at the Nou Camp as reported by SunSport quoting Marca.

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Luis Suarez to earn as low as £160,000-a-week at Atletico Madrid
Luis Suarez leaving Barcelona training camp for the last time earlier this week. Credit - Getty Images
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This is due to the economic crisis caused by the outbreak of COVID-19 on Spanish League teams as well as other clubs across the globe.

Barca have been so open with how much the pandemic has affected them - hence, the need to get the former Liverpool attacker off their wage bill.

Suarez did not leave Barcelona without making his mark after scoring 198 goals in 283 appearances in all competitions.

He is also the club's third-highest goalscorer of all time and he also won two LA Liga golden boot awards in the peak of Lionel Messi's heavy competitions.

The ex-Ajax star won four Spanish League titles, four Copa del Reys and the Champions League and Club World Cup in 2015.

Juventus earlier made a move for Suarez but the deal collapsed due to passport delays and Atletico quickly singed into acquiring his signature. earlier reported that Uruguay international Luis Suarez was reduced to tears while leaving Barcelona training ground on Wednesday, September 23.

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The 33-year-old is on the verge of joining rival club Atletico Madrid after Ronald Koeman told him he was no longer needed at the Camp Nou.

Reports claim the former Liverpool forward agreed to cut down his wages before joining Diego Simeone's side after a move to Juventus collapsed this window.

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