Open letter from Jeffren Suárez: Visca el Barça... and Visca Sporting Clube de Portugal
"The moment to sat farewell has arrived. It’s a time of mixed emotions: I naturally feel sad
about saying goodbye - or maybe it’s just a “see you later” – to FC
Barcelona, to this Club and this city that have given so much to me over the years since I arrived
here as a child and which I now have to leave to follow the same dream that brought me here from
Tenerife –to be a successful footballer. I’m leaving grateful to all the people who
make up this great Club, really, to all of them and especially , of course to my teammates.
I’m taking thousands of memories and happy times with me to Lisbon, as well as those tough
experiences you all know that I’ve been through which have made me even stronger.
With Barça I made my debut in the Champions League, the Spanish League and the Spanish Cup. I
won promotion with the B team and I won all those titles with what many consider to be the best
team of all time. I too think that. That’s why I can feel nothing but tremendous pride after
defending the Club colours as best I could. Of course, I would have liked to play more minutes,
score more goals and set up more for my teammates – generally to have been able to contribute
even more, but that wasn’t possible. I leave the Club without any bad feelings and remain
excited, conscious that I have always tried to give all I have inside of me for this institution.
I leave Barça and I welcome, with all my heart, to Sporting Clube de Portugal. I know that
the slogan of my new club is strength, dedication, commitment and glory and from today onwards I
will do all in my power to make these things come true. I am going to where they showed most
interest in signing me and where they showed most desire for me and where I know I can contribute
most to do great things. I commit myself to doing the maximum possible to return the confidence
they have showed in me. I hope I can make my new fans happy. Sporting de Portugal is my next stop
and football remains my great passion.
Visca el Barça... and Visca Sporting Clube de Portugal. "
Jeffren Suárez Bermúdez