What many fans and members of FC Barcelona call the ‘re-founding’ of the club has officially begun. Already in the board of directors the schism began with the departure of Abidal from the technical secretariat but now, apparently, the shaking has reached the staff.
The very reliable source about the Catalan club’s current affairs, RAC1, has announced that this Monday, coach Ronald Koeman, in a brief talk, has announced to Uruguayan Luis Suárez that he does not have him for the 2020/2021 season.
The source says that the forward did not have the summons message for the start of pre-season training, and that now, after speaking with the Dutchman, he understands why.
If so, the discussion will now go to the attacker’s lawyers, as he still has a one-year contract, with the possibility of extending it for another year.
Catalan newspapers like Mundo Deportivo assure that the club has not issued any official statement on the subject and is not expected to do so, as there is respect and total support for the decisions taken by Koeman, no matter how unpopular they may be.
It is true that, in seven years, Suárez won 13 titles and scored 196 goals, which makes him the third top scorer in history. But Koeman would have younger players on his list (Suárez is 33 years old) like Depay, and the club has been negotiating for Lautaro Martínez for a long time. There will be no arrivals without departures and that would precipitate the goodbye of the ‘Gunman’.
Where will Suárez go? There was talk of possible offers from Ajax, where he began his European career and from Inter Miami of the MLS, but nothing is official. There is work for your agent.