The Spanish full-back believes that his employer was wrong to sell the prolific forward to a direct competitor last summer
Jordi Alba called Barcelona’s decision to sell Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid as “a joke” and admitted that his former teammate “shut up” in Wanda Metropolitan.
Last summer, Suarez transferred from Barcelona to Atletico Madrid for 6 million euros, ending his six-year career at the Nou Camp.
Uruguayan is Due to his age is considered beyond the requirements of Catalonia, But the 34-year-old proved that he is still sharp in front of goal, last season allowing Los Rocho Blancos to win their first La Liga championship in seven years.
What did you say?
Alba is now publicly saying that he believes that Barcelona’s transfer of Suarez is wrong, especially against one of Spain’s main opponents in the top league, and the transfer fee is so low.
“It’s a joke,” Brauglana full-back told SER string: “He paid a lot for Barcelona, and they actually gave him for nothing, especially to Atletico’s direct opponent.
“Look, they continue to win the league championship with him. I don’t like it. Apart from our friendship, where do you go to find a striker like him?
“It’s hard to find one. Yes, there are some very good players, but Luis gave us…”
In Suarez’s impressive debut with Atletico Madrid, Alba added: “He won the league title and shut up. His last year at Barcelona was not easy, he had the opportunity to shut up some people.
“I can tell you the atmosphere [at Barca] Being with Louis is spectacular. He is a hard worker, which is great for the team, and the numbers speak for themselves.
“He is the third highest scorer in Barcelona’s history.”
Suarez’s legacy in Barcelona
Barcelona snatched Suarez from Liverpool in 2014 and he quickly became a cult hero among supporters because of his energetic playing style and deadly shots in the final third.
The Uruguayan contributed 195 goals and 113 assists for Barcelona in 283 games, helping them win 13 trophies, including 4 La Liga titles and Champions League titles.
Suarez’s record at Atletico Madrid
Diego Simeone directly pushed Suarez into his starting lineup after arriving at the Wanda Metropolitan Stadium. His confidence in the forward has been rewarded because he inspired Atletico to quickly climb to the top of the La Liga standings.
Los Rojoblancos defeated late challenges from Real Madrid and Barcelona and won the domestic championship. Suarez ended the season with 21 goals in 32 games.