Luis Suárez signs one-year deal with Inter Miami, reunites with Lionel Messi

Suárez was also teammates at Barcelona with Inter Miami's Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets

In addition to Lionel Messi, Inter Miami currently employs Messi's former Barcelona coach, Messi's former Barcelona central midfielder and Messi's former Barcelona left back.

On Friday, they added Messi's former Barcelona striker as well.

Inter Miami has announced the signing of Luis Suárez to a one-year contract through the 2024 Major League Soccer season.

According to Fabrizio Romano, there is an option in the contract that can extend it to 2025.

Suarez, who will turn 37 in January, spent the 2023 season with Grêmio in Brazil, leading them to the Campeonato Gaúcho and Recopa Gaúcha while scoring 24 goals in 45 appearances.

Messi and Suárez played together at Barcelona from 2014 to 2016, winning La Liga four times, the Copa del Rey four times and the Champions League once. Inter Miami's Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba were also part of the team for that entire span of time, while coach Gerardo Martino oversaw the quartet from 2013 to 2014.

The Barcelona-fication of Miami has pretty much been the plan since Messi made the decision to head to the United States, with Suárez's interest in joining him having been rumored for months.

Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez  are reuniting at Inter Miami. (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA/AFP via Getty Images)
Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez are reuniting at Inter Miami. (Photo by JUAN MABROMATA/AFP via Getty Images)

Since leaving Barcelona in 2020 (a messy divorce that saw Messi publicly take Suarez's side), Suárez has played for Atlético Madrid, his original club at Nacional and Grêmio. He posted 10 goals and 10 assists, both team highs, in 26 appearances for Grêmio this season.

The Inter Miami hype train has slowed down a bit since Messi's arrival, but it remains the most-followed team MLS has had in years. After the wild run to the Leagues Cup title to open his Miami career, which saw him face a high workload, Messi appeared only twice in a six-game winless streak with a hazy injury situation to close the MLS regular season. Of course, he also accepted the Ballon d'Or in that time thanks to his magical World Cup breakthrough.