Barcelona set to extend Suarez contract to 2021 | Inquirer Sports

Barcelona set to extend Suarez contract to 2021

/ 02:57 AM December 16, 2016
Luis Suarez - 10 Dec 2016

FC Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, gestures after scoring as Osasuna’s goalkeeper Nauzet Perez laments, bottom left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Osasuna, at El Sadar stadium, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, Dec.10, 2016. (Photo by ALVARO BARRIENTOS/AP)

MADRID — Barcelona says it has reached a deal to extend the contract of Uruguay striker Luis Suarez to June 2021.

The club says the new contract — which has a buyout clause of €200 million ($210 million) — will be signed on Friday.

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Suarez has been a key member of Barcelona’s powerful attack, along with Lionel Messi and Neymar. Since transferring from Liverpool in 2014, Suarez has scored 97 goals in 116 matches, helping the Spanish club win eight titles, including the 2015 Champions League.

Suarez was last season’s leading scorer in the Spanish league with 40 goals.

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The 29-year-old Suarez has 13 goals in 20 games this season.

Barcelona also recently extended Neymar’s contract until 2021.

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