- Suarez wanted Inter Miami move in summer
- Will leave Gremio at end of season
- Martino hinted MLS side will try to sign him
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The Uruguayan attacker had been linked with a move to the Florida club in the summer transfer window, but Gremio refused to let him leave despite his desire to make the switch.
Suarez confirmed that he will leave Gremio at the end of the Brazilian season, which is earlier than expected as his contract was due to run for another year, and MLS is his most likely destination as Martino has confirmed Miami are thinking about him.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
A move to MLS would see Suarez reunite with former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi. The pair spent six years together at Camp Nou and won four La Liga titles and a Champions League crown among other trophies.
The 36-year-old said in July that he and Messi had always planned to retire together, and it appears that dream will come to fruition going by Martino’s latest comments.
WHAT THEY SAID
“Within our analysis of the upcoming season, and the needs we may have, we have an analysis with Luis and an analysis without Luis,” the Miami coach said at a press conference. “So when the moment arrives to make Suarez’s situation with respect to Inter Miami official, we’ll be prepared to go in the corresponding direction.”
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Inter Miami will conclude their MLS campaign when they take on Charlotte this week. They will then likely step up their attempts to sign Suarez from Gremio ahead of the 2024 season.