Luis Suarez has now officially announced his return to his boyhood club Nacional, after leaving Atletico Madrid earlier this summer.
The 35-year-old former Liverpool striker started his football career at Nacional 21 years ago and moved through the ranks there before moving to Europe in 2006.
Since then, he has played in the Netherlands, England, and Spain. After an illustrious career in Europe, he is on the verge of returning home at the tail end of his career.
Luis Suarez, who has scored more than 500 goals for club and country, is one of the best attackers of his generation.
He has represented some of the top teams in the world, such as Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, Ajax, and Barcelona, and has won titles both domestically and internationally in four different nations.
The Uruguayan star player has won five La Liga trophies, the Eredivisie title, the Champions League, the EFL Cup, and the Copa America and has played for his country 132 times. He has only won one title in South American football which is the Uruguayan championship, and he hopes to have greater success when he returns.
Suarez had a full season at Nacional, scoring 12 goals across all competitions to help them win the championship. He signed with Groningen in 2006 and played for them for one season before being acquired by Ajax in 2007.
Recently, Luis Suarez took to his social media page to announce his new club by saying: “I’ve now reached a pre-agreement to join Nacional, I couldn’t say no to this opportunity. I hope final details will be resolved soon to complete the deal officially.”
Suarez’s future has recently been a topic of much discussion, with rumors claiming that his former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard was considering signing him to play for Aston Villa.
Borussia Dortmund reportedly made an offer to him, and there were also talks of him moving to the Major League Soccer (MLS), where several teams were interested, including David Beckham’s Inter Miami. However, his services were secured by Nacional thanks to a push by the team’s supporters.
An estimated 20,000 spectators wore Suarez masks at a home game earlier this month. Along with holding up signs urging him to join, they also passionately sang his name.
Nacional is one of the most prosperous clubs in South America, having won the Copa Libertadores three times, the Copa Uruguaya 48 times, and numerous other awards. They are currently leading the league and would likely win it again this season.
The move for Luis Suarez will keep them on top of the league for a long time as the player is a good goal scorer. Suarez came and conquered Europe with more than 500 goals and many collective and individual awards.