Luis Suarez: Footage shows Barcelona star in tears after saying his goodbyes

Luis Suarez has left Barcelona's training ground for the last time ahead of a move to Atletico Madrid

Luis Suarez has left Barcelona's training ground for the final time.

The legendary Uruguayan striker is on his way to join Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid after cancelling his contract with the Blaugrana.

New manager Ronald Koeman made it very clear to Suarez during a short 60-second phone call that the forward was not a key part of his plans for the 2020/21 season.

It now means Barcelona fans will have to bid farewell to one of the club's greatest ever players, a man who won every trophy available to him during his six years at the club.

Footage has surfaced today of Suarez leaving the club's Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training ground after saying his own goodbyes and the 33-year-old can clearly be seen wiping away tears.

You can bet his close friend Lionel Messi was equally as emotional.

Reports state that Suarez's farewell press conference at Barcelona will take place tomorrow and it's the least the club can offer to honour the Uruguayan's legacy at the club.

It's been a difficult summer for Suarez, but a move to Atletico is the best solution for both the player and Barcelona.

The Blaugrana will finally be able to utilise Antoine Griezmann in his natural position, while Suarez gets to remain in Spain and play for one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

Marca state that the 33-year-old's move to Los Rojiblancos was in jeopardy on Tuesday, as Barca were said to be unwilling to offload the striker to a domestic rival for free.

In the end, Suarez got his wish, with Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu managing to secure some form of compensation from Atletico.

Suarez in action vs Atleti

Should Simeone's side reach the quarter-final stage of this season's Champions League, they will have to pay €2m to Barca.

It really does look like a win-win situation for Atleti, though and a potential strike force of Suarez alongside Joao Felix is one that will draw nervous looks from defences across Europe.

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