Bartomeu: Luis Suarez set for Barcelona contract extension

Suarez with club president Josep Bartomeu
Suarez with club president Josep Bartomeu

Deal imminent

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu confirmed in an interview with Radio Vision, that Luis Suarez’s contract extension will become official soon – Mundo Deportivo are reporting.

In October, teammate Neymar signed a five year deal keeping him at the Catalan club until 2021.

Barcelona now hope to tie the Uruguayan striker down to the club until at least 2022.

Christmas Gift

There are only a few small details left, but Luis will continue at Barcelona,” Bartomeu said.

“He is a man loved by all and he loves the club. In the coming days, weeks, we will announce it. Perhaps, why not, as a great Christmas Gift.

“We will extend the contract term that allows the regulation, but the goal is that Suarez is at least until the World Cup in Qatar (June 2022). We want much more, but at least until 2022.”

Suarez, 29, has scored 9 La Liga goals so far this season.