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Luis Suarez agent: 'Lionel Messi future will affect transfer decision'

Suarez agent: 'Messi future will affect transfer decision'
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The agent of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez suggests that his client's future will be linked to that of "best friend" Lionel Messi after the Argentine's transfer request.

The agent of Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has confirmed that Lionel Messi's future will have an impact on where his client plays next season.

Suarez is thought to be one of the players told by new boss Ronald Koeman that he has no future at the club as the Dutch manager looks to rebuild following a turbulent campaign on and off the field.

Barca could also lose talismanic captain and all-time record goalscorer Lionel Messi, though, after the iconic number 10 handed in a transfer request earlier this week.

Suarez has reportedly held talks with David Beckham's MLS franchise Inter Miami but would prefer to stay in Europe, and his agent Alejandro Balbi has suggested that his next move could be linked to that of Messi.

"Messi's future will have an influence because they are best friends," Balbi told TyC Sports.

"There is a lot of brotherly love between them; they are inseparable, always together."

Suarez, 33, has scored 198 goals in 283 appearances for Barcelona, putting him third on their all-time list of scorers behind only Messi and Cesar.

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