BREAKING: Luis Suarez joined childhood club after 16 years of playing in Europe. He confirmed via his social media account.
With the announcement that he will play for Montevideo giants Nacional for the remainder of the year, Uruguayan superstar Luis Suarez has created the conditions for an unforgettable homecoming.
El Pistolero, whose contract with Atletico Madrid expired at the end of June, had been without a team and supposedly intended to stay in Europe, but he has unmistakably been persuaded to return home.
The pre-agreement with Suarez was verified by Nacional on Tuesday evening, Spanish time, and the announcement was made official on Wednesday evening, Spanish time.
Suarez returns to Nacional, the team with which he made his collegiate and professional debuts.
Given that his contract expires at the end of 2022, it is obvious that his first focus right now is to prepare for the Qatar World Cup, which will end in the middle of December. It’s probably his last at 35.
His departure ends an illustrious eight-year tenure in Spain during which he won four Copa del Reys, five La Liga championships, and a Champions League.
In just 364 appearances during his career at Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, he scored 228 goals and provided 119 assists. Few athletes can say they made the kind of impact on Spanish football as Suarez did.