Suarez arrival won’t have negative effect on Messi – Bartomeu

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Barcelona president, Josep Bartomeu has insisted that signing of Luis Suarez will not have any negative consequences for Lionel Messi.

Club icon Johan Cruyff recently criticised Catalans’ decision to lure the Uruguay international to La Liga and question-marks have been raised over whether the former Liverpool star is compatible with Messi and Neymar.

Nevertheless, Bartomeu is confident that Messi will continue to thrive with 27-year- next to him, stressing that it is not first time the Argentina international will partner up with a traditional forward.[eap_ad_2]

arrival of Suarez does not signify the end of our style of play with a false No.9, because that will always be Messi,” Bartomeu was quoted as saying by Sport.

“This is not first time that we have had a traditional forward playing alongside Leo. We have had players like David Villa, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Samuel Eto’o in the past.

“With Suarez, we signed best forward was available on market.”

Suarez arrived in Barcelona on Tuesday and will sign a five-year deal with the Camp Nou side upon completion of his medical later this week. ([eap_ad_3]