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Koeman has no regrets about Suarez leaving Barcelona

Sat 02 January 2021 | 16:56

Barcelona have decided to part with a prolific frontman over the summer and have tried for attacking inspiration in his absence.

Ronald Koeman

says that he has no regrets about

Luis Suarez



, with the coach claims that the decision to leave the club was made by people above him.

Koeman returned to Barcelona in the summer after

Quique Setien

’s dismissal with a managerial capacity.

One of his first actions was to bid farewell to Suarez, with the Uruguayan allowed to sign with

Atletico Madrid


Suarez, who scored 198 goals for Barcelona, is now ahead of his former team-mates. He returns with an eight-goal in the Spanish top-flight which is better than

Lionel Messi

and Co have managed.

Barca could be forgiven for wishing they had kept the 33-year-old on their books, but Koeman is reluctant to dwell on events of the past.

He has said

: “No, I don’t regret letting go of Suarez. I always highlighted his qualities. The decision was already made by the club and him.”

With the transfer window opening in January, more outgoings could happen at Barca, with Koeman adding

: “Players going out on loan? Yes. I think that some players have to play games and in this club, they have it complicated


It would be difficult to move in the opposite direction due to a lack of funding, and Barca may have to continue until the summer.

Their boss said

: “If we don’t sign anyone, it’s because of the club or the financial situation.

“With Ramon Planes we have prepared how we think the club should be. We have the plan, but we don’t decide. The new president has to do it.”




source: SportMob