PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP)Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is joining Gremio, the Brazilian club said Saturday.

The 35-year-old Suarez was a free agent after he left his boyhood club Nacional before the World Cup in Qatar. Brazilian media reports said Suarez signed a two-year deal with Gremio.

”One of the biggest in Uruguay’s history, Luis Suarez is coming to continue his victorious trajectory,” Gremio said on social media. ”A top goal scorer, a multiple champion, and a fighter. Welcome, Luisito.”

Suarez, who played for Ajax, Liverpool, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid, confirmed the deal.

”I wanted to thank you for all the love I have received,” Suarez said in a video posted on social media. ”We will meet shortly.”

Gremio returned to Brazil’s Serie A after one year in the second division.

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