Barcelona did not pay the reported fee of £75million to sign Luis Suarez from Liverpool, it has been revealed.
It was widely reported at the time of Suarez’s move that the fee for the Uruguay forward was £75million, but documents obtained by the website Football Leaks show the price was actually £10million less than that.
Barca paid £13million not long after completing the deal on July 31, 2014 before paying further installments of £13million on January 31, 2015, July 31, 2015 and January 31, 2016. A final payment of £12.98m is due this summer on July 16.
The transfer agreement also shows there are no clauses in the deal or any further fees due depending on Suarez’s success at the Nou Camp.
The full document can be downloaded from the Football Leaks website.