Uruguay striker Luis Suarez joining Brazil's Gremio

AP , Saturday 31 Dec 2022

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is joining Gremio, the Brazilian club said Saturday.

Luis Suarez
In this file photo taken on October 30, 2022, Nacional s forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his second goal against Liverpool during the 2022 Uruguayan Championship final match between Nacional and Liverpool at the Centenario stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay (AFP)


The 35-year-old Suarez was a free agent after he left his boyhood club Nacional before the World Cup in Qatar. Brazilian media reports said Suarez signed a two-year deal with Gremio.

"One of the biggest in Uruguay's history, Luis Suarez is coming to continue his victorious trajectory,'' Gremio said on social media. "A top goal scorer, a multiple champion, and a fighter. Welcome, Luisito.''

Suarez, who played for Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, confirmed the deal.

"I wanted to thank you for all the love I have received,'' Suarez said in a video posted on social media. "We will meet shortly.''

Gremio returned to Brazil's Serie A after one year in the second division.

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