Luis Suarez Holds Talks With Inter Miami as Barcelona Exit Edges Closer

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Luis Suaez could be heading to MLS with Inter Miami.
Luis Suaez could be heading to MLS with Inter Miami. / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Luis Suarez has held talks with MLS franchise Inter Miami after being told he is not wanted by Barcelona.

The Uruguayan endured an injury hit 2019/2020 campaign, with knee surgery ruling him out for several months at the beginning of the year. His season culminated with a humiliating 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich and Suarez is one of many players who are likely to be moved on by the Blaugrana in the wake of that humiliating result.

Suarez was part of the Barcelona team humiliated by Die Roten in Europe
Suarez was part of the Barcelona team humiliated by Die Roten in Europe / Pool/Getty Images

One potential destination could be the David Beckham backed MLS franchise Inter Miami. The Independent report that the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star is keen to make another marquee signing after already bringing Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi to the club.

Suarez could fit the billing and the 33-year-old is understood to have already held talks with the Herons, who have long been interested in securing a deal. The former Liverpool man would prefer to remain in Europe but Miami are confident they can offer more money than any of the clubs interested, especially with concerns around his fitness still looming.

Suarez is thought to currently be on wages of approximately €450,000-per-week and will likely have to accept a pay cut to secure his Barça exit.

Paris-Saint Germain are another side who are said to be interested. This move would see the MSN forward line that wreaked havoc in Catalonia reunited - only with Kylian Mbappé replacing Lionel Messi, who looks to be engineering his own way out of Barcelona.

Messi informed Barça of his intention to leave this summer on Wednesday, sparking a social media meltdown. Manchester City have emerged as early frontrunners although there is contention over whether La Pulga will be able to depart on a free transfer or not.

Although there is a break clause in his Barcelona contract at the end of each campaign, the club argued that this expired in June and will seek a whopping €222m fee for his services; Messi, on the other hand, feels the extension to the 2019/20 season allows him further leeway when it comes to exercising the option to go.