‘You never know what will happen’: Luis Suarez admits he hopes to play alongside former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami one day… with the Atletico forward set to become a free agent this summer
- Luis Suarez has hinted at a possible reunion with Lionel Messi in the future
- Suarez says he and Messi could join David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise
- The duo developed a formidable partnership during their time at Barcelona
- Suarez, 35, is a free agent after being released by LaLiga side Atletico Madrid
- Messi has been linked with a departure from Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain
Suarez and Messi developed a formidable partnership during their time at Barcelona and won the LaLiga title four times and the Champions League once as a result.
Suarez – who is a free agent after being released by Atletico Madrid – has said that he would like to reunite with Messi at Inter Miami ‘in a few years’ as they have a ‘great connection’.
Luis Suarez hinted at a possible reunion with his former team-mate Lionel Messi in the future
When asked on the Spanish radio station El Larguero whether he and Messi would consider joining the MLS franchise, Suarez said: ‘With Messi in Miami in a few years?
‘Hopefully… you never know what happens. We’ve a great connection. There is nothing better than seeing two colleagues happy outside so that they perform inside.’
Suarez wanted to stay at Atletico Madrid for the 2022-2023 season but the club stated their intentions to part ways with the 35-year-old ahead of his final game.
The 35-year-old said that they could both join David Beckham’s Inter Miami franchise
Suarez and Messi developed a formidable partnership during their time at Barcelona
Suarez was not informed about his departure until the day before his final game. As a result, the Uruguayan striker was left sobbing on the bench after being substituted off the pitch.
Speaking about the situation, Suarez said: ‘I would have liked [to stay for 2022-23], yes. Rafa Alique (Atletico’s director of communication) told me the day before my farewell, that they were going to give me a farewell.
‘I did not know anything. I am 35 years old and I was also thinking about my future. We had a meeting with the club in December, we agreed to talk in February and Alique told me that they were going to give me a farewell and I said, ‘Well, at least someone from the club tells me something’. He too was supposedly surprised.’
Atletico told Suarez he was going to become is a free agent ahead of his last home game
Messi has been linked with a departure from Paris Saint-Germain after struggling to settle
When asked whether a move to the MLS would be on the cards during the summer transfer window, Suarez said his priority was to find a club in Europe.
‘No, it’s not in my head yet. I have my head in Europe. Spain? Obviously one left a great legacy here, I’m very proud of the career I’ve had here,’ Suarez said.
‘I have received some proposals from here, but I am still analyzing them. I want to see the project of being able to compete at a high level.’
Meanwhile, Messi has been linked with a departure from Paris Saint-Germain after struggling to settle at the Ligue 1 side this season.
Nevertheless, PSG are eager to hold onto the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner for at least another year as they plan to build the team around him.