Luis Suarez joins Inter Miami: Reunites with Lionel Messi and other former Barcelona teammates

Luis Suarez’s transfer to Inter Miami has been confirmed as he is set to join hands with former Barcelona teammates again – including Lionel Messi

Luis Suarez joins Inter Miami: Turn the clock back! Luis Suarez is all set to join Inter Miami. He is the latest addition to David Beckham’s roster, already afloat with some big names, those that Suarez is more than familiar with. Being the third of the infamous MSN trio, he is now in for a last dance with the other half of MSN, Lionel Messi. From the historic treble in 2015 to an 8-2 overnight calamity at the Allianz Arena, they’ve seen it all together. Let us take a look at the bigger picture.

Reflecting on his Barça days

Luis Suarez joins Inter Miami

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The 36-year-old is rightfully tipped to be one of the best strikers of our generation, if not the best. No one can deny the menace he was in the Blue and Maroon colors, going on to clinch the Golden Boot at a time when Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi had a duopoly over that accolade.

Sure, he has dropped off quite considerably since then as his age is getting to him but the MLS doesn’t seem like a bad place to end your career on a positive note, that too with some of your closest friends as colleagues.

Brief Period in South America

Following his short-lived stint in Atletico Madrid colors, he moved back to his home continent, South America – informally announcing his retirement from competitive football. He joined his boyhood club Nacional where he bagged the Uruguayan League title with 8 goals scored in 14 games, which included a brace against Liverpool Montevideo that crowned Nacional as the Champions.

In winter 2023, he moved to Brazil and kindled a new path with Gremio. With 28 goal contributions in 33 games, he helped Gremio to a second-place finish; also securing the Bola de Ouro (Golden Ball). However, in mid-2023, he was rumored to be on the brink of retirement due to recurring and aggravating knee injuries.

Luis Suarez joins Inter Miami

Fabrizio Romano had confirmed the move almost a week ago but it was Inter Miami who just a few hours ago welcomed Luis Suarez in a public statement. He is reported to have signed a 1-year contract with the option to extend.

“We are delighted to have a player of Luis’ quality and passion for the game join our Club. He joins a squad that is inspiring the next generation and we look forward to seeing him take to the field with both former teammates and young players from our Academy,” says David Beckham, Co-Owner of Inter Miami

Luisito looked just as ready and excited for this new chapter in his illustrious career. He adds:

“I’m very happy and excited to take on this new challenge with Inter Miami. 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,” said Suárez. 

“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.”

Last Dance

El Pistolero was rumored to be signing for Inter Miami in the summer of 2023 but his contract with Gremio hadn’t expired so he had to sit tight. His arrival in this window allows football fans to get a glimpse of that unparalleled aura of footballing magic that we saw back in 2015 when he, Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, and Jordi Alba ran riot over all their opponents. 

With Messi aging like fine wine, Busquests having hints of that elegance, Alba with remnants of his hawk vision, and Suarez who still seems to have that dog in him, who’s to say we aren’t in for one last treat?

Keep reading: Why Does Messi Not Have Ronaldo In his Jersey Collection?

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