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Luis Suarez announces imminent transfer to boyhood club Nacional

Luis Suarez has announced that he will sign for Uruguayan outfit Nacional in a sensational return to his boyhood club.

The 35-year-old’s future has been up in the air since he departed Atletico Madrid at the end of last season after the end of his contract.

The Uruguayan has been linked with a host of top clubs across Europe, while a few MLS outfits were reportedly interested in adding the veteran forwards to their ranks.

However, speculation around Suarez’s future is now set to end, with the former Liverpool and Barcelona man revealing he has reached an agreement with Nacional.

“It was impossible to reject this possibility of playing again with Nacional,” Luis Suarez said in a video on his official Twitter page.

“We have a pre-agreement with the club and in the next few hours details will be finalised and we hope that the agreement that we all want will be reached.

“I hope to enjoy this new stage and see you in the coming days. I send a big hug to all of you and thank you for all the love you have given us. See you soon.”

Suarez began his playing career with Nacional before leaving South America and joining Dutch Eredivisie side Groningen in 2006.

He enjoyed a trophy-laden 16-year stay in Europe, scoring 398 goals and providing 184 assists while inking his name as one of the finest strikers to grace the game.

He has kept his options open since the start of the summer transfer window despite interest from the likes of River Plate, Inter Miami and Borussia Dortmund.

The Bundesliga side were reportedly pondering a move for Suarez. He was viewed as a short-term replacement for Sebastien Haller, who was diagnosed with a testicular tumour.

Keen on getting ready for the upcoming World Cup, Suarez has now opted to return to boyhood side Nacional as he hopes to lead Uruguay to glory in Qatar later this year.

The Uruguayan international scored 13 goals in 45 appearances for Atletico last season, ending his illustrious spell in the La Liga.

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