‘You never know what’s going to happen’: Luis Suarez admits he hopes to play alongside former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami one day… with Atletico striker set to become a free agent this summer
- Luis Suarez has hinted at a possible reunion with Lionel Messi in the future
- Suarez says he and Messi could join David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise
- The duo developed a wonderful partnership during their time in Barcelona
- Suarez, 35, is a free agent after being released by La Liga side Atletico Madrid
- Messi has been linked with a departure from Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain
Luis Suarez has hinted at a possible reunion with Lionel Messi after admitting he could join David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise with the Argentina international.
Suarez and Messi developed a tremendous partnership during their time at Barcelona and won the LaLiga title four times and the Champions League once as a result.
Suarez – who is a free agent after being released by Atletico Madrid – said he would like to reunite with Messi at Inter Miami ‘in a few years’ as they have a ‘great connection’.
Luis Suarez has hinted at a possible reunion with his former teammate Lionel Messi in the future
Interviewed on Spanish radio El Larguero on whether he and Messi would consider joining the MLS franchise, Suarez said: “With Messi in Miami in a few years?”
‘I hope…you never know what’s going on. We have a great connection. There is nothing better than seeing two colleagues happy outside so that they perform inside.
Suarez wanted to stay at Atletico Madrid for the 2022-23 season, but the club have declared their intention to part ways with the 35-year-old ahead of his final game.
The 35-year-old has said they could both join David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise
Suarez and Messi have developed a tremendous partnership during their time at Barcelona
Suarez wasn’t informed of his departure until the day before his last match. As a result, the Uruguay forward was left sobbing on the bench after being substituted off the pitch.
Speaking about the situation, Suarez said: “I wish [to stay for 2022-23], yes. Rafa Alique (Atlético communications director) told me the day before my farewell, that they were going to say goodbye to me.
‘I didn’t know anything. I am 35 years old and I was also thinking about my future. We had a meeting with the club in December, we agreed to talk in February and Alique told me that they were going to say goodbye to me and I said: “Well, at least someone from the club say something”. He too was supposedly surprised.
Atletico told Suarez he was going to become a free agent ahead of his final home game
Messi has been linked with leaving Paris Saint-Germain after struggling to settle in
When asked if a move to MLS would be considered during the summer transfer window, Suarez said his priority was to find a club in Europe.
“No, it’s not in my head yet. My head is in Europe. Spain? Obviously one of them left a great legacy here, I’m very proud of the career I had here,” Suarez said.
“I have received proposals from here, but I am still analyzing them. I want to see the project to be able to compete at a high level.
Meanwhile, Messi has been linked with a move away from Paris Saint-Germain after struggling to settle in Ligue 1 this season.
Nonetheless, PSG are eager to keep the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner for at least a year as they plan to build the squad around him.