Done deal! Disgraced Suarez joins Barca
Barcelona have (finally) agreed a deal to sign Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
Fresh from filling their coffers from the sale of Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal, the La Liga side have put an end to one of football's worst-kept secrets by announcing their purchase of the Uruguayan for a fee believed to be around £75 million ($159.3m).
Liverpool's official website also confirmed the deal, with manager Brendan Rodgers saying: "Luis is a very special talent and I thank him for the role he has played in the team in the past two years, during my time at Liverpool.
"I think he would be the first to accept he has improved as a player over that period, along with the team and has benefited from being here, as we have benefited from him.
"The club have done all they can over a sustained period of time to try to keep Luis at Liverpool. It is with great reluctance and following lengthy discussions we have eventually agreed to his wishes to move to Spain for new experiences and challenges.
"We wish him and his young family well. We will always consider them to be friends."
While Barcelona fans will be eager to see their new acquisition in action, they will have to wait a while to do so.
Suarez is still serving a four-month suspension from all football activities for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup and cannot be presented at the Nou Camp under the terms of the ban, which forbid him from entering any football stadium.
Sources: Barcelona official website, Liverpool official website, BBC