Suarez celebrated the goal in the Atletico draw with Celta Vigo on February 8.  Photo: EFE

Suarez received $ 1.2 million thanks to 15 goals


Striker Luis Suarez has just added $ 1.2 million in bonuses, under sub-terms of goals scored for Atletico in La Liga this season.

According to the Mundo DeportivoThe double against Celta Vigo on February 8 helped the 34-year-old Uruguayan striker receive 1 million euros (equivalent to 1.2 million USD). The bonus is triggered if he hits the 15-goal mark for Atletico Madrid this season, and the brace in the Celta draw is Suarez’s 15th, 16th goals scored in la Liga.

If he reaches the 20-goal mark, Suarez will continue to be rewarded with a bonus under a two-year contract he signed with the club.

Suarez celebrated the goal in the Atletico draw with Celta Vigo on February 8. Image: EFE

This bonus clause helps Suarez improve his income, because in an effort to find a new team after being rejected by Barca last summer, he made a significant concession on his salary, receiving only $ 10 million per year to promote. transfer progress to Atletico. In the last few years in Barca, Suarez received $ 24 million in salary each year.

In fact, Suarez is Atletico’s bargain. Pay only $ 7 million transfer fee and salary – bonus for the 34-year-old striker, but in return, Atletico has a true assassin they lack in attack. Suarez was directly involved in 18 – scoring 16 and assisting two – in the 42 team’s goals scored in La Liga. As a result, Atletico lagged at the top of the table, with 51 points, 5 points more than defending champion Real and eight points ahead of Barca, but in turn kicked less than two giants one and two games.

With 16 goals scored for Atletico, Suarez also set a record as the most rookie scoring in the first 17 games for a La Liga club in the 21st century. The old record belonged to Cristiano Ronaldo with 15 goals in 17 La Liga matches. Liga with Real Madrid in the 2009-2010 season.

Witnessing Suarez’s top form this season, coach Ronald Koeman, despite defending his point of deceiving him last summer, expressed regret that Barca let the striker join Atletico. “It would be better if Suarez signed for Juventus, instead of Atletico, because he still plays in La Liga for Atletico. Letting him go is a difficult decision, but it needs to be made. I still agree. with what we did at the time, “Koeman said in the paper The Athletic 2/2 day.

Statistics about Suarez in La Liga this season.

Statistics about Suarez in La Liga this season.

Suarez had to leave Barca shortly after the club appointed Koeman as manager in August 2020. Due to the fact that the move to Juventus had problems with naturalization, the Uruguayan striker decided to join Atletico – the team spent $ 7 million to buy him off.

While Suarez continues to sublimate, Koeman still cannot help Barca return to the top. The former La Liga champion lost to Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final, and struggled in La Liga. In the Champions League, Barca was only second in the group stage, meeting PSG in the eighth round. In the King’s Cup, Barca reached the semi-finals, but just lost 0-2 to Sevilla in the first leg yesterday, February 10 – a match in which Messi could not create a miracle, and Griezmann, Dembele were faint.

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