The Catalan giants have reportedly closed a deal with Liverpool’s Luis Suárez for the tidy sum of £62.6million.
According to Catalan TV channel TV3, Suárez will be among the top highest earners at the Nou Camp, behind Messi, Neymar and Iniesta. Sources say that the finer details will be discussed this week with the Uruguayan’s unveiling taking place as soon as next week.
Liverpool wanted Alexis Sánchez as part of a deal but with the Chile international preferring Arsenal (only the lord knows why), the Reds will be keen on making as much out of the Uruguayan’s £62.6m fee in one lump sum from the Catalans.
It now looks like the Anfield club have been forced to take a hit on Suarez’s stock following his bite on italian defender Giorgio Chiellini and World Cup exit, as Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo claims the 27-year-old’s release clause was originally set at £75m.
Also, Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez claims that Liverpool and Barcelona had an agreement over the sale of Luis Suarez last November, but that Liverpool began to back out on the deal.
Meanwhile in North London, the Gunners are said to have agreed a £34million fee for the Chilean international. Goal believe this is the case and claim that Arsenal have already got personal terms ‘agreed in principal’ but will now hold formal talks with the player and his representatives in the next 48 hours to get everything formalised.