Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has revealed that he has a clause in his contract which will trigger an extension if he plays in 60% of his side's games next season.


With 18 months remaining on his current deal, the Uruguay international has been tipped to run his contract down and move on for free at the end of next season - especially with Barcelona looking to spend big on a new striker this summer (we're looking at you, Lautaro Martínez).

Luis Suarez

Some fans figured it was a near-certainty that ​Suárez would walk away in 2021, but the striker has now revealed to ​RAC1 that he has no desire to leave and hopes to trigger an extension next season.


"I am very happy here, my family is more than happy here, I am in the club where I have always wanted to be, I feel useful for the club and I think that the decision will not have to be taken by me," he said. "The club knows my predisposition. I obviously want to continue there, but it's not up to me. 


"There is an option that next year, if I play 60% of the games in which I am available, I will automatically renew until 2022."

Luis Suarez

That sounds like bad news for David Beckham and Inter Miami, who are rumoured to be keen on bringing Suárez over to ​Major League Soccer in the near future. Even Becks' pockets won't be deep enough for that if Suárez does get that extension.


However, that is good news for ​Barcelona. Suárez has been outstanding during his time in Spain, racking up 191 goals in 270 appearances, and he still looks capable of banging in goals for years to come. Well, if you ignore his current injury.


The striker is expected to miss months after undergoing knee surgery, but he did admit that he is working tirelessly to return as soon as possible.

Martin Braithwaite

With him sidelined, Barcelona moved to secure the genius (and totally not unfair) signing of Martin Braithwaite from Leganés, and Suárez confessed that he has a good feeling the Dane will impress at Camp Nou.


"You'll be surprised," he insisted. "He has a good CV from the Danish team and was the best player for Leganés. I think with the players around him here he can show his potential."


Potential? He's 28!


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