Luis Suarez is excited to have joined Atletico Madrid.
The No.9 has arrived at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano after being forced out at Barcelona, having it made clear to him that he didn’t feature in new boss Ronald Koeman’s plans.
“Signing for a great side in Spain is very motivating,” Suarez said to Atletico Madrid’s official website.
“To contribute a bit more to a great side like Atletico motivates me.
“In recent seasons they’ve always been fighting [in LaLiga Santander] and they show you what it means to compete.
“I want to try to help the team where I can.”
Atletico coach Diego Simeone had spoken to the Uruguayan ahead of his arrival, which Suarez said helped in his decision.
“The conversation I had with the coach added to me wanting to come to Atletico,” Suarez said.
“He has something that motivates you, he speaks to you with a lot of conviction.”
Both Antoine Griezmann and Diego Godin are players that Suarez knows well, and he says they both had nothing but good things to say about Los Rojiblancos.
“They only told me positive things,” Suarez added.
“They made history at the club and have made themselves available to me, whatever I need in Madrid.
“I’m very grateful for that.”
Suarez arrives from Barcelona to a club with a very different identity, but he is aware that he’ll have to adapt his game.
“A player cannot change a team’s philosophy,” he explained.
“The player has to adapt to the dynamics of that team and that has happened in my past.”
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Arsenal Gives Jesus Jersey No 9
Gabriel Jesus will wear the number 9 shirt at Arsenal for the 2022/2023 season.
The Brazil striker is in the final stages of completing a £45 million move from Manchester City, having undergone his medicals with the Gunners.
On Wednesday, Jesus was caught on camera at the Emirates Stadium donning his new shirt, Goal reports.
The no 9 shirt has become available following the departure of Alexandre Lacazette from Arsenal as a free agent.
Lacazette, who has re-joined Lyon this summer, wore the jersey since the 2017/2018 campaign.
Before then, Arsenal’s No.9 spot was filled by Lucas Perez, Lukas Podolski, Chu-young Park, Eduardo and Julio Baptista.
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Richarlison Set For Tottenham Medical Ahead Of £60m Move
Richarlison is to undergo his Tottenham medical ahead of a surprising £60million switch from Everton today.
The 25-year-old will become Antonio Conte’s fourth summer signing after already landing the likes of Ivan Perisic who left Inter Milan, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma, who was recently cleared of sexual charges as Spurs continue to bolster their team ahead of the Champions League next season.
According to reports, Tottenham are expected an initial payment in the area of £50million, and a further £10m in add-ons.
Richarlison who recently joined up with a new agency had stated his desire to leave the Toffees earlier this month after rousing interest from footballing giants such as Real Madrid and PSG/
Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy had been spotted with the Toffees boss Bill Kenwright indicative of a favourable outcome according to several reports
He has made 152 appearances for Everton since joining from Watford in 2018 for £40m, scoring 53 goals.
The forward was vital in helping the Toffees survive a relegation scare as he found the back of the net 11 times and added a further five assists in 33 outings last season.
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I Pray Mane Wins Ballon d’Or, Says Yaya Toure
Former Ivory Coast midfielder, Yaya Toure, believes new Bayern Munich signing Sadio Mane will win the Ballon d’Or.
The 30-year-old enjoyed a good 2021/2022 season with Liverpool and Senegal.
At club level, Mane netted 21 goals in 48 matches across all competitions.
During that period, the Premier League side won the League and FA cups, and went on to reach the Champions League final. The Reds also finished second in the Premier League race won by the Citizens.
Mane also scored crucial goals to help Senegal win their maiden Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) trophy and helped them qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
“I see that [Mane] has chained a lot of matches, that he has suffered from very few injuries,” Toure told RFI.
“He is hardly ever injured, he is very strong physically. He’s also a good guy, a good person that I know personally. I want the best for him.
“I hope he will have a good [World Cup] tournament and I hope he won’t just be ranked high but win the Ballon d’Or. Sadio Mane is a great player and a great person.
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