Liverpool have released a statement on Friday confirming that they have agreed to sell Luis Suarez to Barcelona.
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Suarez, 27, is now free to agree personal terms with the Catalan giants and end his three and a half year stay at Anfield.
The statement from the club reads:
Liverpool FC confirms that Luis Suarez will be leaving the club after a transfer agreement was reached with FC Barcelona. The player now has permission to complete the usual formalities, which will then conclude the transfer.
We would like to thank Luis for his contribution and the role he played in helping bring Champions League football back to Anfield.
Everyone at Liverpool Football Club wishes Luis and his family well for the future.
Suarez is expected to complete his move, thought to be worth around £75 million, in the next few days, with rumours that he will be official unveiled by Barcelona next Wednesday.
Suarez is banned from world football until late October for his bite on Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s 1-0 group stage win in the World Cup.
On Thursday, Fifa rejected Suarez and the Uruguayan Football Association’s appeal against the severity of the punishment.
Suarez made 133 appearances for Liverpool since signing from Ajax in 2011, scoring 82 goals. He was awarded the PFA Player of the Year award last season after a stunning contribution to the Reds’ Premier League campaign.