Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone believes Luis Suarez can lift the club to new heights and said his new signing will be in the squad to face Granada on Sunday.
Suarez has joined Atletico after being pushed out by Barcelona, who allowed the 33-year-old to leave for free, with only an extra 5 million euros due in variables.
“His arrival is an opportunity for us to keep growing as a club and to have new energy as a team,” said Simeone.
“We spoke before he went to Barcelona at a time when the possibility came up that he might join us. The last six years he’s had have been incredibly successful.
“His teammates want to make him settle in as quickly as possible so his goals and game can help us win.”
Simeone said Suarez trained with his new side on Friday and is in line to make his debut against Granada at the Wanda Metropolitano this weekend.
“Yesterday he had a long day, he finished training very well with the team,” said Simeone.
“He seems to be so motivated and excited and of course he will be in the squad, available for the team. Tomorrow we will see if he starts or comes on in the second half.”
Suarez has said he was drawn to the