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La Liga: Barcelona Reward Luis Suarez With New Contract

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BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 05: Luis Suarez of Barcelona smiles during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League group C match against Borussia Monchengladbach at San Joan Despi training ground on December 5, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Luis Suarez has been one of the most prolific scorers in football and will continue to terrorize nets in La Liga with Barcelona as he has signed a contract extension until 2021. Included in his deal is a massive $167.5-million pound buyout clause to fend off any interested parties.

“I am feeling overjoyed about being where I want to be. I feel very happy.”

Since arriving to Barcelona in 2014, Suarez has scored 97 goals with 41 assists and won 8 trophies and formed a devastating attacking trio with Lionel Messi and Neymar. Affectionately named M-S-N, the three South Americans have scored a staggering 131 goals for the Blaugrana.

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This campaign, El Pistolero has picked up where he left off from his blistering 40-goal season last term and claiming the golden shoe.

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Marred by controversy throughout his career, the constant with Suarez is that he can score at will. His versatility to play on the wing, play as a false nine, as a playmaker or as the lone striker makes him one of the most dangerous and effective goal-scorers in the world.

In a league that has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Suarez’s production has often gone unnoticed with his continued snubbing for the Ballon D’Or and World Player of the Year. He’s proven time and time again his value to his club.

The Uruguay international doesn’t pay much attention to these things but it is baffling that he can’t even crack the top-three of these awards. He’s already CONMEBOL’s joint all-time scorer in World Cup Qualifying with 19 and raked in 47 goals for his nation.

“I prioritize the group and the collective. I don’t give these [awards] much importance and I always say there are players with better marketing than me.”

Suarez is the third player in La Liga history to score 40 goals in a single season behind… you guessed it, Messi and Ronaldo. The 29-year-old striker is always mentioned in the same argument when it comes to the best in the world.

Neymar recently signed an extension and Suarez is tied down, now the next objective is Messi’s deal.

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