Uruguay striker Luis Suarez joins Messi at Inter Miami

Posted Saturday, December 23, 2023 by ESPN

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has completed his move to Inter Miami, sealing a reunion with former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi, the MLS club confirmed Friday.

Suarez, 36, moves to Miami as a free agent after departing Brazilian club Gremio, where he played 53 matches in all competitions last season and scored 26 goals.

His 17 league goals helped Gremio finish second in the Brazilian Serie A and saw him win the Golden Ball as the best player in the division.

Suarez signed a one-year contract with Miami, taking him through the end of the 2024 season.

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez joins Messi at Inter Miami
Luis Suarez becomes the latest high-profile name to join MLS outfit Inter Miami.

"We promised our fans we would pursue the world's best players to build a squad that can compete at the highest echelons in the Americas," managing owner Jorge Mas said in the statement put out by the club.

"Coming off an award-winning season in Brazil, Luis will be a key addition to our roster. We will continue to be ambitious and always strive to pursue the freedom to dream."

The move to Miami, which sees Suarez cut short the two-year deal he signed with Gremio, reunites him with former Barcelona teammates Messi, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets. The quartet spent six seasons together at Camp Nou between 2014 and 2020, winning four LaLiga titles and one Champions League.

"I'm very happy and excited to take on this new challenge with Inter Miami," Suarez said in the statement. "I can't wait to get started, and I'm ready to work to make the dream of winning more titles with this great Club a reality. I'm optimistic about what we can achieve together with our shared ambition.

"I will give my all to bring joy to these great fans I've heard so much about while I wear Inter Miami colors, and look forward to reuniting with great friends and players. I'm also eager to meet my new teammates and coaches."

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