The 33-year-old is very likely to miss much of the rest of the campaign after undergoing knee surgery last month.

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has shown that his contract with the club will renew automatically should he play over 60 percent of their games next season.

The 33-year-old’s current deal expires in 2021, but he has made clear his intentions to remain in Camp Nou for as long as you can.

The Spanish side have been linked with a replacement for the Uruguayan, with the likes of Lautaro Martinez and Timo Werner rumoured with a move to Barca in recent weeks.

Suarez is currently experiencing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after undergoing knee surgery last month, however, the striker is eager to expand his current contract, and says that will happen if he plays with a certain number of games.

“I’m happy here and my loved ones, too. I am where I’ve always wanted to be and I feel useful,” Suarez told RAC1.

“The decision must come in the club, they understand my predisposition. I wish to continue, but it doesn’t depend on me.

“But there’s also the choice that next year if I play 60 percent of the games where I’m available, I renew.”

The prior Liverpool forward looks set to be sidelined until May, overlooking the vast majority of the rest of the present effort, including this Sunday’s crucial El Clasico experience.

Barca sit two points ahead of the fierce rivals in the La Liga table going into the match and are looking for a fifth straight league victory.

The Uruguayan also revealed that the extent of the injury, admitting that he was playing with pain for much of the campaign, where he’s handled 11 league goals.

“I was playing because I was accustomed to playing with pain,” added Suarez. “On the perfect knee I had difficulties. From the cartilage, I had a meniscal cyst.

“This implies that you force other regions of the knee and everything comes together and creates difficulties for you. I am strong in regard to criticism and I am also powerful to be well again.”

The Spanish outfit also have dropped fellow attacker Ousmane Dembele to the rest of the season, with the club lately earning Levante striker Martin Braithwaite on a crisis bargain earlier this month.