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Luis Suarez Confirmed to Barcelona

Liverpool have finalized the contract terms of the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona for a club-record £75million ($128 million).

Talks have been ongoing for the last week, with the sticking point of whether Alexis Sanchez would be part of the deal. With Sanchez having signed to Arsenal, it became a straight cash deal.

Luis Suarez:

“It is with a heavy heart that I leave Liverpool for a new life and new challenges in Spain,” said the 27-year-old, whose move to Barcelona takes him closer to his wife Sofia’s family.

“Both me and my family have fallen in love with this club and with the city but most of all I have fallen in love with the incredible fans.

“You have always supported me and we, as a family, will never forget it, we will always be Liverpool supporters.

“I hope you can all understand why I have made this decision. This club did all they could to get me to stay, but playing and living in Spain, where my wife’s family live, is a lifelong dream and ambition. I believe now the timing is right.

“I wish Brendan Rodgers and the team well for the future. The club is in great hands and I’m sure will be successful again next season.

“I am very proud I have played my part in helping to return Liverpool to the elite of the Premier League and in particular back into the Champions League.

“Thank you again for some great moments and memories. You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

Read More: foxsports.com

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