The upheaval at Barcelona continues with star striker Luis Suarez told he has no future at the club and that they wish to end his contract a year early.
Suarez’s future at the Nou Camp has been cast into doubt among a raft of others as the Spanish giants lick their wounds from a disappointing campaign.
And, according to RAC1, the Uruguayan has been told in no uncertain terms that he has played his last game for the club.
Luis Suarez holding a football ball on a field: Luis Suarez’s time at Barcelona is up with the club reportedly keen to terminate his contract
Luis Suarez’s time at Barcelona is up with the club reportedly keen to terminate his contract
They claim that newly-appointed manager Ronald Koeman has told the 33-year-old that he is not in his plans at all, following a phone call on Monday.
Suarez is currently on holiday but was informed of the decision in a ‘brief conversation’ between the two.
His contract, worth £290,000 per week in wages, doesn’t expires until June 30, 2021 and there is an option on that to extend it by another year.
However, RAC1 say the next step is for Suarez’s lawyers to negotiate the termination of his contract.
It appears to be a sorry end for Barca’s No 9, who is their third all-time leading goal scorer with 198 goals alongside 109 assists in just 283 games since leaving Liverpool in the summer of 2014.
Koeman was only appointed manager of Barcelona on Wednesday, signing a two-year deal, but is keen to make his mark on a side who went trophyless in 2019-20.
As well as Suarez, fellow stalwarts Gerard Pique, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets could all be heading for the Nou Camp exit door – while talisman Lionel Messi’s future remains from certain with the Argentine unhappy at the direction of the club under under-fire president Josep Maria Bartomeu.