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Messi sends farewell message to Suárez

When his contract with Atlético Madrid expired, Luis Suárez decided to go back home to Nacional in Uruguay. Lionel Messi sent him a message of well wishes.


Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez won’t be returning to the European leagues after the summer break for the first time in 16 years. His contract has ended with Atlético Madrid, and so he’s decided to return to his training club Nacional in his home country of Uruguay. The Uruguay fans have been campaigning to bring him back with videos and messages on social media, with the hashtag #SuarezANacional.

The 35-year-old spent time with the Dutch club Groningen, Ajax, FC Barcelona (where he was a four-time Champions League winner), Liverpool, and finally, Atlético Madrid, where he won another Spanish title. He will now finish out his soccer career in his homeland with the Nacional.

Suárez’ former Barcelona teammate and Argentinian superstar, Lionel Messi sent him a message wishing him the best in his future.

“Hola Gordo! Well, you’re already there. I wanted to send you a big hug. To wish you all the best in this new phase of yours. I know how important it is for you to be there at Nacional, at your home, in your country after so much time. To prepare for the World Cup, because there isn’t much time left.”

“I wish you the best. Now I am going to have to follow Nacional from here as well. We, fans of Newell’s, don’t have good memories with Nacional.”

In 1988, in the Copa Libertadores final, Messi’s beloved Newell were defeated in a 3-1 aggregate by Nacional, which is what Messi is referencing here.

“But, you already know that I love you very much and I’d do anything for you. I wish you all the best and hopefully we will see each other soon.”


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