Luis Suarez looks to return to his soccer roots in Uruguay

AP , Wednesday 27 Jul 2022

Luis Suarez says he wants to return to his soccer roots in Uruguay.

Luis Suarez


The 35-year-old striker announced Tuesday that he is looking to rejoin Nacional de Montevideo, the club where he began a glittering career in 2005.

In a video posted on social media, Suarez said that he reached a preliminary agreement with the team and that "in the coming hours details will be finalized.''

He became a free agent after his two-season contract expired with Atletico Madrid in Spain and had been considering a variety of teams that he might join, drawing a surge of calls from Nacional fans urging him to come back to his first team.

"I wanted to thank you for all the love that I and my family have received these last few days, which has been impressive,'' Suarez told the team's fans. ``It's very exciting all the videos and messages that have come to us."

Suarez is the Uruguayan national team's all-time leading scorer, with 68 goals in 132 games. Among other teams he played for in Europe are Liverpool in England, Barcelona in Spain and Ajax in the Netherlands.

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