Official.. Suarez returns to Nacional

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez has signed a short-term contract with his football debutant, Nacional, ahead of the World Cup in Qatar scheduled for later this year, the club’s president announced on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old left Atlético Madrid at the end of last season and searched in vain for a new team to defend his colors, forcing him to return to Nacional on a short contract in preparation for his fourth World Cup participation.

“Suarez has signed a five-month contract, everything is ready,” Nacional president José Fuentes told local radio 890, adding that Suarez should arrive in Uruguay this weekend and could start his campaign on Tuesday in the Copa Sudamericana (equivalent to the Europa League in Europe). ). ) against Atlético Guayanense, Brazil.

Uruguay’s all-time leading scorer (68 goals in 132 international matches) said in a video clip yesterday, Tuesday: “First, I would like to thank you (Nacional) for the great love you have shown me and my family. in the last few days.”

He pointed out that this made it impossible “to turn down the opportunity to return to play for Nacional and we have a preliminary agreement with the club.”

Suárez began his career at Nacional, which gave him his first team debut on 18 May 2005 at the age of eighteen.

After a full season in the first team, he moved to the Dutch Groningen and just a year later to the local grand Ajax Amsterdam.

The Uruguayan caught the eye of Liverpool, who joined him in 2011, and after three and a half seasons at Anfield, he moved to Barcelona in a deal worth more than 80 million euros.

In Catalonia, Suárez found success, winning four Spanish League and Champions League titles in 2015 before being ousted by Barcelona in 2020, forcing the Uruguayan striker to join local rivals Atlético Madrid, who also earned him the league title. . in 2021.

Suárez will now return to Nacional to face him in the second leg of the Clausura as part of his personal preparations for the World Cup final scheduled in Qatar from November 21 to December 18.

Source: agencies

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