Barca's loss is Atlético's gain
Atlético beat Eibar at Ipurua. They did so thanks to a great Luis Suárez, who scored the two Atlético goals in the match (1-2).
All praise for the number 9. He arrived in the summer from FC Barcelona and since then, has done nothing but bring joy to the Atlético faithful.
The club are sticking their chest out. His signing was a real bargain for Atlético. He arrived completely free from the Camp Nou... and not just that.
In the Barca-Atlético agreement, Barca committed to paying him part of his wage. 6 of the 14 million that Suárez earns, 'AS' sates, is paid by Barcelona.
A shrewd piece of business for Atlético, without doubt. They saw their attack strengthened with Luis Suárez, top scorer with his 11 goals in 14 matches, a reference that arrived on a free... and with Barca paying a large part of his wage.
On the other side of the coin, Barca, who let the striker escape without getting a single penny for him. And, to top it all off, having to pay 6 million out of their own pocket.
Messi saw it coming. When he found out about the exit of Luis Suárez he couldn't believe it. "I thought it was crazy," said the number 10 actively and passively. And it is confirmed that it was...