Luis Suarez to leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the season

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Written by Martin Graham | May 17 2022

Luis Suarez will leave the Spanish capital at the end of the season.

Los Rojiblancos had a tepid season but are grateful to finish the season in the Champions League. Things may not have gone well for Atlético, but they are looking forward to next season in hopes of having a better day.

It’s unusual for any player to become a club legend in a couple of years, but it’s something that Luis Suarez has managed in his short stint in the capital. Barcelona expelled Luis Suarez unofficially. He joined Atletico in 2020 and helped them win La Liga in the same season. El Pistolero’s contributions did not go unnoticed, and he got a warm farewell on Sunday.

Suarez bids farewell to Wanda Metropolitano

Vinny, Fedi, Vissi. Came, saw, conquered. Luis Suarez can hold his head high. Fired as an old maid and left for pastures, Suarez proved he was not done yet and led Atletico to another league title in 2020.

Good things have a way to an end, and the story is no different from El Pistolero. Atletico Madrid announced that the Uruguayan will leave the club at the end of the season.

Two years were enough for Suarez to write his name in the folklore of Atletico. The 35-year-old has proven that he can hold his own at the elite level. He played his last home game with Los Colchoneros on Sunday in a 1-1 draw with Sevilla.

Luis Suarez waved in tears goodbye to Landa Metropolitano as fans praised Uruguay and Hector Herrera for their contribution to the cause. Suarez started the match against Sevilla and received a standing ovation from the fans when he was knocked out in the second half.

Thank you and bye

Atlético showed their love for Suarez, a love he did not receive at the Nou Camp. He was emotional and grateful when he gave a farewell address to the crowd at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Suarez thanked the fans and club staff for the admirable love he showed him during his stay at the club. He promised them that he would never forget the affection he received.

Suarez also thanked his teammates, who made his stay at the club unforgettable. He said their support prompted him to reciprocate on the pitch by giving 200% to the club in exchange for opening its doors to him.

Atletico tied 1-1 with Seville. The result secured the Andalusians a place in the Champions League next season.

Suarez joined Atletico from Barcelona last season on a free transfer and was instrumental in Rojiblancos’ winning La Liga. It was the first league title since 2014. Suarez scored 21 goals in all competitions to help Atlético to the title, including a goal on the final day to clinch the title for the club.

Martin Graham is a sports writer for the MFF Forum