Barcelona said that it reached a deal with Atletico Madrid for the transfer of the Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for 6 million euros.
Suarez was let go by Barcelona following six mostly successful seasons in which he won 13 titles with the Catalan club.
The 33-year-old Suarez had to find a new club after being told by incoming Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman that he was not in his plans. Koeman was asked to revamp the Barcelona squad after the embarrassing 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals of the Champions League in August.
Midfielder Ivan Rakitic already left for Sevilla after also being told he wasn't wanted anymore, and defender Samuel Umtiti is also expected to leave.