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Report: Barcelona Would Have To Pay Huge Fee To Get Rid Of Luis Suarez

Report: Barcelona Would Have To Pay Huge Fee To Get Rid Of Luis Suarez

Ronald Koeman is going to shake things up at Barcelona.

The Dutchman has arrived at a club that is desperately in need of a rebuild, with their squad having become old, expensive, and ineffective.

It is rumoured that even Lionel Messi was told he would not be given special treatment by the new manager, with a number of other stars likely to leave this summer. Only a select few members of the squad are sure of a future at the Camp Nou meaning we could see some big name departures.

That includes Luis Suarez. It is fair to say that the Uruguayan striker is no longer at this peak, with injuries causing him to lose some of the explosiveness that made his so effective in the past.

It has been said that Koeman was so keen to see the back of Suarez that Barcelona could pay off the rest of his contract and let him leave on a free transfer. However, if they go down this route it is set to cost them a small fortune.

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Goal are reporting that Barcelona would have to pay €28million to terminate Luis Suarez's this summer. Of that sum, €14million would go directly to the player himself, while the other half would be spent on tax.

With Koeman having already told Suarez that he will not be part of his squad for the upcoming season, the report claims that if the Spanish side do not stump up the full amount owed to the player, he will continue to train at the club and collect his full wage.

A competitor of Suarez's nature is unlikely to be happy with such a scenario, so you would think he would look to sort this out as soon as possible. Should he be available on a free transfer, it is believed that Ajax would be keen to bring him back to Amsterdam.

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Gary Connaughton

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