Barcelona insert staggering £167.5m buyout clause in talismanic forward’s new contract

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Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has put pen-to-paper on a new contract with the club, and it’s reported he has a £167.5m buyout clause included.

As noted in the tweet below, the Uruguayan international has committed himself to the Catalan giants until 2021, as they look to build on his successful spell at the Camp Nou so far.

The 29-year-old has scored 97 goals and won eight trophies since moving to Barca from Liverpool in 2014, and that included 40 goals last season as he helped the club to a domestic double with the La Liga title and the Copa del Rey.

According to BBC Sport, Barca have made it almost impossible for their rivals to sign Suarez, as they have inserted a £167.5m buyout clause in the deal, making it highly unlikely that any club from around Europe will be able to meet their demands.

Suarez has combined brilliantly with Lionel Messi and Neymar since joining the La Liga champions, with the trio scoring 131 goals between them in all competitions last season alone.

As a result, it would have been crucial to the Barca hierarchy to keep him, and they have now officially done so with Messi in his own negotiations currently over an extension, as per BBC.

Further financial details of the contract have not been released, but most clubs around Europe who were perhaps monitoring the situation will now see the £167.5m clause and think otherwise about trying their luck.

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