Breaking! Athletico Madrid sign Luis Suarez in a 2-year deal worth £5.5m

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Atletico Madrid have signed striker Luis Suarez from La Liga rivals Barcelona for £5.5m on a two-year deal.

Suarez, 33, had one more year to run on the contract he signed with Barcelona in 2016, but was reportedly told by new head coach Ronald Koeman last month that he was not part of his plans.

“I feel I’m capable of continuing to compete in this league,” Suarez said.

“When Barca told me they weren’t counting on me, there were many calls, many offers, but I was able to go to a team that can compete as equals with two great teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid. I had no doubts.”

Suarez departs Barcelona as their second-highest goal-scorer of all time, having scored 198 goals since signing from Liverpool in 2014.

He won La Liga titles, four Copa del Reys, the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the European Super Cup during his hugely successful time at the Nou Camp.

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