Barcelona have all but finalised Luis Suarez’s contract renewal, according to club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
When asked about Suarez, Bartomeu told Radio Vision y Cadena Celeste: “The [contract] renewal is already done, it only lacks a few small details. Luis will continue at Barcelona. He is loved by everyone and he is a very good fan of the club.
“In the next few days or weeks we will announce it. For the fans he is a very important character, he is part of the spectacular [attacking] trident that we have at the club. He helps the team to function.”
Bartomeu says Suarez will be contracted to Barcelona until 2022, while he says he would like to see the former Liverpool man see out his career in Catalonia.
He added: “We will extend his contract for as long as the law allows us. But the objective is that Suarez is [with us] until the Qatar World Cup at least. We want it to be more, but for the moment he will sign until 2022. We want Luis Suarez to be at the club for many years. And when he retires, he will always be welcome at Barcelona. We would like Luis Suarez to stay at Barcelona forever.”