The Uruguay international has told Barcelona that he was happy to remain in La Liga but was happy with the opportunity to play in Europe.
Barcelona have been linked with a move for Suarez this summer and he says he wants to stay with them despite being linked with Arsenal.
“I wanted to stay,” he told the Catalan newspaper El Pais.
“I don’t want to leave Barcelona.
I am happy here.
I wanted [to stay].
I wanted to do my best to stay here.”
Suarez has scored eight goals and provided eight assists in the Liga title this season, and has also helped Barcelona to three La Liga trophies.