Watch moment Atletico Madrid player Luis Suarez bid farewell to his Nou Camp locker after leaving Barcelona

THIS is the emotional moment Luis Suarez emptied his Barcelona locker for the last time.

The 33-year-old Uruguayan has made a shock £3.7million move to LaLiga rivals Atletico Madrid.


New Barca boss Ronald Koeman decided the former Liverpool striker was not in his plans for the future.

Suarez gave a tearful exit interview on Thursday, where he spoke of the move coming as a 'surprise' before thanking Barcelona for 'having faith in me'.

He then made his way to the Barca dressing room to clear out his locker for the final time.

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A photo of him was on the front, with Sergio Busquets having the locker to the right.

Suarez posed in front of the metal cabinet before his three children, Delfina, Benjamin and Lautaro.

Speaking about his move to Atletico, Suarez said: "This is such a surprise, I didn't really have anything prepared.

"I just want to say the club has always had so much confidence in me since 2014 when they signed me.

"In the conditions that I came here, surrounding me from the mistake that I made with the confidence they had in me, it wasn't easy to accept.



"The coaches and my team-mates, the way they accepted me when I came, it was amazing."

At his last press conference as a Barcelona player, Suarez also revealed how he was told to 'watch out' for Lionel Messi when he joined the Catalans.

He went on to become best friends with the Argentinian.

Suarez added: "Many people tell you about Messi when you arrive at Barca.

"They say, 'watch out for Leo', he's another striker. [But] many things are invented."

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Dia especial con sensaciones de tristeza por dejar un lugar que me dio mucho como jugador y como persona. Disfruté cada minuto con mi familia y amigos que si no fuera por ellos todo sería diferente. Me llevo todo lo bueno que tiene este grandísimo club y los valores que tiene cada persona que me ayudaron desde que llegué. Hoy empieza un nuevo desafío que lo voy a vivir con la misma ilusión que viví desde que llegue acá. Muchas gracias a todos y no se olviden que siempre estarán en mi ❤️❤️ Special day with feelings of sadness for leaving a place that gave me a lot as a player and as a person. I enjoyed every minute with my family and friends that if it weren't for them everything would be different. I take with me all the good that this great club has and the values ​​that each person has that has helped me since I arrived. Today begins a new challenge that I am going to live with the same illusion that I have since I arrived here. Thank you all very much and do not forget that you will always be in me ❤️❤️

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Dia especial con sensaciones de tristeza por dejar un lugar que me dio mucho como jugador y como persona. Disfruté cada minuto con mi familia y amigos que si no fuera por ellos todo sería diferente. Me llevo todo lo bueno que tiene este grandísimo club y los valores que tiene cada persona que me ayudaron desde que llegué. Hoy empieza un nuevo desafío que lo voy a vivir con la misma ilusión que viví desde que llegue acá. Muchas gracias a todos y no se olviden que siempre estarán en mi ❤️❤️ Special day with feelings of sadness for leaving a place that gave me a lot as a player and as a person.I enjoyed every minute with my family and friends that if it weren't for them everything would be different.I take with me all the good that this great club has and the values ​​that each person has that has helped me since I arrived.Today begins a new challenge that I am going to live with the same illusion that I have since I arrived here.Thank you all very much and do not forget that you will always be in me ❤️❤️

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It has been revealed that Suarez will reportedly face a SIXTY PER CENT wage drop after joining Atletico Madrid.

Marca reports that Suarez will earn around £8.3million a year with his new club.

That works out at £160,000 a week – he was earning a whopping £405,000 a week at the Nou Camp.

💙❤️ #9raciasLuis 🔫 Thank you for the last six years! 🙌 ¡Gracias por estos 6 años! 😍 Gràcies per aquests 6 anys, Luis!

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But Barca have been very vocal about how the coronavirus pandemic has hit their finances.

And seemingly the time is right to get Suarez off the wage bill.

Suarez leaves the Camp Nou as the club's third-highest goalscorer of all time following 198 strikes in 283 appearances for the club.

Since his move from Liverpool, he has also won four LaLiga titles, four Copa del Reys and the Champions League and Club World Cup in 2015.

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