Suarez was thought to leave Barca in the summer.
But now it seems that he is set to stay for much longer.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has revealed his contract at the club running to the summer of 2021 can be renewed automatically by how many games he plays. The Uruguayan international celebrated his 33rd birthday in January and his contract at the Camp Nou runs through until June 2021.
It had been thought that Suarez – who is currently recovering from a knee injury and is set to miss at least another month of action, may be coming to the end of his spell with the club. “Next year, if I play 60% of the games for which I’m available, I renew automatically,” Suarez told RAC1 on Friday.
Suarez told Diario Sport two months ago: “I am very happy at the club, where I have always given my all. Statistics and numbers support me, I think I am up ready to talk about an extension and a new deal will come to fruition.”
It was thought that officials at the Catalan club were willing to move on Suarez on the provision that they could land a long-term replacement, with Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez the reported preferred target.