Barcelona legend can't see why club signed Suarez from Liverpool

Cruyff Interview

Johan Cruyff believes the Uruguayan won't fit in at Camp Nou following a £75 million deal.

The Barcelona legend was writing in his regular De Telegraaf column, offering his congratulations to Germany.

In the Dutchman's opinion, the Germans play football the right way, though it is a style that is becoming distant from Barca, the previous exponents of tiki-taka.

And the £75 million capture of Luis Suarez from Liverpool has only furthered that divide, according to Cruyff.

The 67-year-old sees Suarez, 40 years his junior, as a 'complicated character' that thrives on 'individualism.'

He believes, moreover, that Lionel Messi and Neymar thrive on that very same characteristic - making him question the decision to sign the Uruguayan from the Reds.

"I am happy that Germany won the World Cup. They are playing the kind of football that Barcelona are distancing themselves from," Cruyff wrote.

"That feeling has only gotten stronger with the signing of Luis Suarez. He is a great player, but has a complicated character."

"I don't know how they plan to play free-flowing attacking football with Messi, Neymar and Suarez in one team. They are all players who rely on their individual actions."

"Barcelona choose for individualism rather than a team playing good football. The style of play they developed under Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola is being abandoned."

Suarez scored 31 goals for Liverpool in the Premier League last season, with Messi scoring 28 La Liga goals in 29 appearances and Neymar scoring nine in 19 league games.

But how they will all fare alongside each other is, as Cruyff says, another matter entirely.

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