Suarez set for new Barca contract

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has revealed that the club will offer striker Luis Suarez a new contract.

The Uruguayan was awarded the European Golden Shoe last season after bagging a staggering 40 goals in La Liga, and the Catalans are eager to hold on to the prolific scorer.

Bartomeu has now confirmed that the 29-year-old will be given a new deal until 2022; the maximum length allowed.

"Suarez is going to get a renewed contract very soon, it's done, just a few small details need to be sorted and we'll announce it in the next few days or weeks," Bartomeu told Uruguayan radio station Cadena Celeste.

"It will be a great Christmas present, not necessarily for Luis as he already knows he's going to continue here, but for football fans. 

"For us he is an important character, he forms part of this spectacular trident we have, which helps the entire team function.

"We want [his contract] to be even longer, but for the moment he will sign until 2022. You have to adapt to the rules, which have a maximum contract length.

"We want Luis Suarez to stay at the club for many more years. And when he retires, he will always be welcomed back at Barcelona."