Former Liverpool and Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said Tuesday he will be heading for Uruguay to rejoin his boyhood club.
The 35-year-old footballer announced that he is looking to rejoin Nacional de Montevideo, the club where he began a glittering career in 2005.
In a video posted on social media, Suarez said that he reached a preliminary agreement with the team and that "in the coming hours details will be finalized."
He became a free agent after his two-season contract expired with Atletico Madrid in Spain and had been considering a variety of teams that he might join, drawing a surge of calls from Nacional fans urging him to come back to his first team.
"I wanted to thank you for all the love that I and my family have received these last few days, which has been impressive," Suarez told the team's fans. "It's very exciting all the videos and messages that have come to us."
Suarez is the Uruguayan national team's all-time leading scorer, with 68 goals in 132 games. Other than Liverpool in England and Barcelona in Spain he also played for Ajax in the Netherlands.