Barcelona’s hierarchy have discussed the prospect of selling Luis Suarez this summer, according to reports in Spain. The newly crowned Spanish champions are expected to complete a deal for Antoine Griezmann this summer by activating the player’s release clause with Atletico Madrid. Griezmann signed a new contract shortly after his failed move to Manchester United last summer, and a stipulation in that deal will see his release clause halved from €200 million (£175m) to €100m (£87m) from July 1. And according to Catalunya Radio, if Barcelona complete the signing of Griezmann, Suarez could leave Camp Nou. The report claims that Barcelona’s board members have already floated the idea of Suarez’s sale, providing they receive a good enough offer.
‘He’s a player who brings a huge amount, he has a lot of years playing at the highest level, always fighting. ‘He rules up front for Atletico and that is fundamental. ‘He is not coming to take the place of anyone, but with the ambition of winning important things. ‘He will be welcomed.’