The Uruguayan international and FC Barcelona’s star forward Luis Suarez will become the next Barcelona star to sign a new contract.
— AS English (@English_AS) October 29, 2016
According to the FC Barcelona’s president Josep Bartomeu the Uruguayan international will follow the Brazilian star forward Neymar in committing to the club.
The 29-year-old Luis Suarez has already scored 65 goals in his 75 appearances since he joined the Spanish giant in 2014 and his current deal comes less than two months after his FC Barcelona teammate Neymar committed to the club until 2021, and it could be confirmed before the end of 2016.
As in an interview with Radio Vision, the FC Barcelona’s president Josep Bartomeu said,
"Suarez is going to renew [his contract] now. It's already done,"
"There are only a few small details outstanding. In the coming days or weeks we will announce it.”
"Maybe, why not, as a big Christmas present. Not for Luis, who already knows that he is going to continue here, but for football fans.”
"For them he is a very important character who forms part of this spectacular front three that we have at the club."
"We want [his contract] to be even longer, but for the moment he will sign until 2022. You have to adapt to the rules, which have a maximum contract length.”
"We want Luis Suarez to be at this club for many years. And when he retires he will always be welcome at Barcelona."