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

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Barcelona , 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 Uruguay international to La Liga and question-marks have been raised over whether former star is compatible with Messi and Neymar.

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

“The arrival of Suarez does not signify the end of style of play with a false .9, because that will always be Messi,” Bartomeu was quoted as saying by Sport.

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

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

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