The 33-year-old, Barcelona’s third highest goalscorer of all-time, was effectively forced out having been deemed surplus to the requirements of the board and new manager Ronald Koeman.
Suarez had been willing to accept a bit-part role, but Barcelona were keen to remove his wages from an ever spiralling wage bill and ultimately followed fellow big earners Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic out of the Camp Nou exit door.
The former Liverpool star ultimately joined Atletico Madrid and has made a positive start to the latest chapter in his career, scoring twice on his debut against Granada last month.
Suarez will lock horns with Barcelona for the first time, fitness permitting, next month and although he will not want to show any disrespect to his former team-mates, but Koeman and under-fire president Josep Bartomeu could be on the receiving end of his ire.
‘If I scored against Barcelona, I would not yell or go crazy, but I surely would point somewhere,’ Suarez said.
While Suarez did reluctantly leave the club he served with such distinction for six year, his great friend Lionel Messi was forced to remain after Barcelona refused to a accept his transfer request.
As a friend, I will be happy if things go well for him there, but also if he has to go to another club.’