Suárez signs contract extension with Barça

Friday, December 16, 2016

Today, Catalonian football club FC Barcelona announced striker Luis Suarez signed a contract extension till June 2021. His release clause is set to 200 million.

File photo of Luis Suarez, 2014.
Image: L.F.Salas (Flickr).

Suárez joined the Catalonian club in summer of 2014 from English club Liverpool F.C. Since then, Suárez has made 116 appearances for the club. Spending two seasons at Camp Nou, Suarez has won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies, and one each of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Supercopa de España, and FIFA Club World Cup.

Last season the Uruguayan striker scored 40 league goals and finished as the top scorer in Europe, winning the Golden Shoe award for the second time in his career. Suárez scored in the UEFA Champions League final against Juventus FC in 2015, one goal in the UEFA Super Cup, and two goals in the FIFA Club World Cup final.

Commenting on today's contract extension, Suárez said, "My happiness will be complete only if Messi renews his contract as well." In October, Barcelona announced Brazilian winger Neymar signed a contract extension with the club till 2021.