Luis Suarez has signed a two-year-old deal with Atletico Madrid, after leaving their La Liga rivals Barcelona.

The 33-year-old Uruguay international striker had one more year to run on the contract he signed with Spanish giants Barcelona.

He arrives at Atletico following the departure of Alvaro Morata, who rejoined Juventus earlier this week.

“Atletico de Madrid has reached an agreement with Luis Suarez for the striker to become a new Red & White player. The Uruguayan passed his medical and signed a two-year contract with our club on Friday,” read part of the statement on the club’s official website.

Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool in 2015. In his six seasons at the Camp Nou, he won one Champions League, four La Liga titles, four Copa del Rey trophies, one Club World Cup, one Uefa Super Cup, and two Spanish Super Cups.

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He leaves as the third top scorer in the Catalan club’s history, with 198 goals in 283 matches. Only Lionel Messi and Cesar Rodriguez scored more times for Barcelona. His goals earned him his second Golden Shoe in 2016.

The former Liverpool and Ajax striker also provided 109 assists for the Catalans. Overall, Suarez scored 406 times and registered 231 assists in 612 matches at the club level.

He has played 113 games for Uruguay, netting 59 goals. He was called up for the 2010, 2014, and 2018 World Cups. He was named Player of the Tournament in the 2019 edition of Copa America and the 2013 Confederations Cup.

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