Ronald Koeman had a one minute chat with Luis Suarez about his exit
Ronald Koeman’s brutal phone call to end Luis Suarez’s Barcelona career ‘lasted just 60 SECONDS’… with Uruguayan left furious at the way he has been treated by new boss and radio silence from club president
- Luis Suarez’s Barcelona contract is set to be terminated by the club this summer
- The Uruguayan forward will be part of a mass exodus of first-team stars at Barca
- Suarez was reportedly told of his exit in a one-minute chat with Ronaldo Koeman
- The 33-year-old is the second-highest goalscorer in Barcelona’s history
- Koeman is set to cull other key players such as Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal
Luis Suarez was told he had no future at Barcelona in a one-minute phone call with new head coach Ronald Koeman, according to reports.
The Uruguayan forward is expected to be part of a major clear-out by new boss Koeman this summer, following a trophyless season compounded by a 8-2 Champions League humiliation by Bayern Munich.
It was revealed yesterday that Suarez’s Barcelona contract, which still has a year left to run, will be terminated meaning the 33-year-old can leave the club on a free transfer.
Reports say Luis Suarez of his Barcelona exit in a 60-second phone call with Ronald Koeman
Koeman was named as the new Barcelona coach and is making many changes at the club
But according to Barcelona news outlet SPORT, Suarez has been left furious after Koeman bluntly informed the striker of his desire to sell him in a conversation which lasted sixty seconds.
The report also says Suarez is angry with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu who has not even talked to him about his role at the Catalan club.
Last week, the striker told El Pais: ‘There is talk of some names that the president gave, of changes that can be made, but nobody told me that they want to do without me.
The 33-year-old is understood to be furious about the blunt way he was told of his future
‘If this is the desire of the club, it would be good if the person in charge who chooses speaks directly to me.
‘Better so than filter if I am one of those who want them to leave. It remains to be seen.
‘I also want the best for the club and my idea today is to continue, but if the club decides that I am expendable, I have no problem talking to those who decide.’
Suarez is also furious with Josep Maria Bartomeu who has not spoken to the striker at all
Suarez recently became the second-highest goalscorer in Barcelona’s history, with 198
Suarez recently overtook Cesar Rodriguez as the second-highest goalscorer in Barcelona’s history, having netted 198 goals in 283 games.
The Uruguayan has scored 20 or more goals in all competitions for the Catalans in each of his six seasons at the Camp Nou.
Last season saw Suarez score his lowest season total in a Barcelona shirt, with only 21 goals to his name all term, but his campaign was ravaged by a knee injury which ruled him out for four months.
Other Barcelona stars such as Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal and Samuel Umtiti are all set to be shipped out by the Dutchman after they all represented key parts of Quique Setien and Ernesto Valverde’s squads.
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