Barcelona star Luis Suarez has joined La Liga rivals Athletico Madrid in a €6 million transfer.

Suarez had been heavily linked with Juventus in recent weeks but the Italian champions moved on to other targets after Suarez was forced to go through a lengthy process of acquiring Italian citizenship.

Instead, he’ll head to Atleti after a stay with Barca that made him the third highest all time goalscorer only topped by Cesar and Leo Messi, with 13 trophies for Nou Camp.

Suarez move to Diego Simeone’s side follows the departure of Alvaro Morata, who recently joined Juventus on an initial 12-month loan deal with an option to buy for €45m (£40m/$52m).

This means the Uruguayan has an advantage of battling for the first choice striker in Atleti.