“One of the greatest players in Uruguayan history. Luis Suarez comes with us to continue our journey to victory. Top scorer, champion, warrior and goalscorer. Welcome to team, Luisito”, the Gremio website announced the recruitment of Suarez.
According to the Guardian, Suarez plays for Gremio in the Brazilian league with a two-year contract. Gremio finished second in Serie B 2022 and was promoted back to the Brazilian top tier this season. The Serie A will take place from April to December 2023.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano revealed that Saudi Arabia’s Al-Khaleej club approached and offered the former Barcelona striker an 18-month contract with a salary of 6 million euros but was rejected. Some clubs in the American professional league MLS also made offers, but Suarez was not interested.
Before the 2022 World Cup, the Uruguayan striker bid farewell to Nacional. Suarez was a member of the Nacional youth team from 2001 to 2005. Then, he was promoted to the first team in the 2005/06 season, scoring 10 goals in 27 appearances.
Suarez signed a short-term contract with Nacional and made his debut for the team in August. In three months, the former Barcelona striker scored eight goals in 14 appearances in the Uruguayan league. Before signing the contract, he had to treat a knee injury from May.
In his last game for his hometown club, Suarez scored twice in a 4-1 victory over Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Uruguayan league. That result helped Nacional win the 49th championship in history. According to the format, the winning team in this match will win the right to play the season finals with the team leading the overall standings. Since Nacional is also the leading team, they become the champions of the 2022 season.
At the last World Cup in his career, Suarez and Uruguay were bitterly eliminated in the group stage. The 35-year-old striker has appeared in 3 matches and has only 1 assist. The fitness of the striker born in 1987 is no longer prolific but promises to shine when playing football in Brazil.
Xiaofeng | 05:10 01/01/2023