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Suarez to Barcelona now ‘100% done deal’

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Barcelona have confirmed that the pending Luis Suarez transfer is now a ‘100% done deal’, BBC Sport reports.

The Spanish La Liga side confirmed that a £75 million fee was agreed last week, with both parties coming to an agreement over the Liverpool striker.

However, Barcelona are not allowed to present Suarez to supporters and the media, due to his four month ban from all footballing activity, after biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup game last month.

Barca director of sport Andoni Zubizarreta told a news conference: “He is 100% a member of the club.”

He added: “Luis Suarez is a Barca player to all extents and purposes. It is fact.”

Suarez will be ineligible to play for Barca or even to train with his team-mates until November unless the appeal lodged with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) is successful.

But Zubizarreta said he was convinced Suarez will be a “positive” acquisition to the squad in general.

Suarez scored 31 goals for Liverpool in the Premier League last season, but leaves the club in disgrace.

By Ben Reardon

@BenReardon1

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