Reports have emerged that some of Barcelona’s directors have threatened to quit over the decision to let Luis Suarez join Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish giants have had their finances crippled while they were left to pick up the pieces following the huge fall-out from the Lionel Messi transfer saga.
According to Onda Cero, there has been a significant split in the Barcelona boardroom over the club’s choice to allow the experienced striker to join their La Liga rivals without an upfront payment, and they are now considering their futures at Barcelona.
The latest news has emerged after Cadena Ser claimed that Atletico and Barcelona struck an agreement for the Uruguayan striker’s transfer despite an earlier impasse.
It has been reported that there is no transfer fee directly involved from the move, but Atletico would have to pay Barcelona £1.8m every time they reach the Champions League while Suarez is at the club.
Since moving to Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014, Suarez has become the club’s third-highest ever goalscorer – netting a remarkable 197 times in 283 appearances.