Ex Liverpool and Barcelona star Luis Suarez heading back to Uruguay with Nacional

Former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez has announced his return to his first professional club, Nacional.

Suarez has had a glittering career, having won seven league titles and a UEFA Champions League across impressive spells with Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

It was at Nacional where the 35-year-old started his career in 2005, scoring 10 goals in 27 league games.

He signed for FC Groningen in July 2006 - but really came to the football world's attention during a profilic spell with Ajax, where he scored 111 goals in 159 goals after joining the Amsterdam club for £7million.

Liverpool signed Suarez for £22.8million in January 2011 and he scored 69 goals in a 107 Premier League appearances, forming a fearsome forward line with Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling.

A dream move to Barcelona, who paid Liverpool £75million for his services in July 2014, was equally as goal laden, as Suarez netted an astonishing 198 goals in 267 games.

He is now a free agent after leaving Atletico Madrid (34 goals in 62 games) this summer.

The Uruguayan announced his return to Nacional and South American football on Twitter, saying: "I am proud to wear my shirt again at Nacional! Thank you all for the support! SEE YOU SOON.”

Nacional also confirmed Suarez's return to the club where he began his professional career in 2005 but did not disclose the financial details or the length of the contract.

"Happy to have you home!" the team wrote in response to Suarez's post.

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