Luis Suarez earns €1million bonus after reaching 15 goals for Atletico
Luis Suarez earns whopping €1million bonus after reaching 15 goals for Atletico Madrid… and Uruguayan star shows no signs of slowing after bouncing back from excruciating Barcelona exit in the summer
- Luis Suarez was in tears at his Barcelona farewell press conference last summer
- However, the Uruguayan striker has bounced back at Atletico Madrid in style
- He has already grabbed 16 goals this season, earning himself a sizeable bonus
Luis Suarez has earned himself a mammoth €1million bonus following his scintillating start to life at Atletico Madrid.
The Uruguayan has played a key role in the club’s good fortunes on the pitch this season, with Diego Simeone’s side into the last-16 of the Champions League and coasting in top spot in LaLiga.
They are five points clear of city rivals Real Madrid, and even have two games in hand over their nearest challengers, with Suarez’s goals playing a major role on delivering them to such a strong position.
Luis Suarez has earned himself a bonus of €1million after racking up 15 goals for Atletico
The former Liverpool frontman has 16 goals in 17 league appearances so far this season and has a strike-rate of a goal every 80 minutes he has been on the field. Indeed, he broke the record previously held by Cristiano Ronaldo for reaching the total in the quickest time in LaLiga history.
And according to Mundo Deportivo – as per AS.com, that rich vein of form has already seen the 34-year-old rewarded with a bonus of €1m (£875,000), with his 15th goal of the campaign seeing him hit one of the incentivised targets in his contract.
And it is claimed that Suarez will earn more still, with that total due to rise should he hit 20 goals – a target that appears increasingly likely.
It is deserved reward for the striker after bouncing back from a painful summer exit at Barcelona.
Suarez has made clear his feelings following the explanation last year that he was no longer required at the Nou Camp.
The Uruguayan has scored 16 times in 17 league appearances already this season for the club
It resulted in a tearful farewell media conference, one that was only arranged following pressure put on the club’s board by the likes of Lionel Messi.
And he admits he felt ‘disrespected’ by his former club, who allowed him to leave for just £4m.
‘It was tough because of the way I was disrespected, but I wanted my children to see me leave the club with my head held high,’ Suarez told Onda Cero.
‘When the time came to tell my children about the move, it was very difficult. They’re older now and sensed there was going to be a change.
‘There were some very tough moments surrounding my departure from Barcelona. There were rumours that were eventually confirmed and that’s what hurt me the most.’
Suarez has also opened up on his departure from Barcelona, and how tough he found it
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