Luis Suarez Liverpool
Barcelona are preparing a £80 million bid for Suarez. Reuters

Barcelona defender Marc Bartra said Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is a "complete" striker and would be a very good addition at the Nou Camp.

The Catalan club are reportedly close to launching a £80 million for the 27-year-old Liverpool striker, though he will be unavailable for four months, following his lengthy ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

He is certain that Barcelona are doing the right thing in trying to sign the controversial striker, who swept most of the English awards after scoring a record equalling 31 goals from 32 appearances in the Premier League.

"For me he's a great player and, if he comes, he would be welcome. He is a very complete striker," Bartra told reporters at an event.

Apart from Suarez, the Catalan club, who are desperate to turn around their poor performances in the La Liga and other competitions last season, have already completed the signings of goalkeepers Claudio Bravo (from Real Sociedad), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (from Borussia Mönchengladbach) and Ivan Rakitic (from Sevilla).

And Bartra believes all these signings will prove to be key additions next season.

"Bravo knows La Liga well and that's good. Ter Stegen is a great keeper from what I've seen, he saves a lot and is good with his feet. Rakitic is very complete and I am sure he will adapt quickly to the team," he added.

Though Barcelona are looking for another centre-back, following the retirement of their captain Carles Puyol, Bartra says he is not worried about losing his starting place to the new player.

"With the loss of Puyi, it's normal that someone comes in his place. I'm calm, I'm eager to start, and whoever comes in, I'll try to help him. Whoever he is, I'm eager to win my place," he said.

Meanwhile, Bartra is convinced that Brazil striker Neymar will be up and running in no time, following his back injury that has ruled him out of the 2014 World Cup.

"It's a shame, because he could have given more at the World Cup. Knowing him, I'm sure he is annoyed, because they are losing the best player at the World Cup. I hope he recovers as soon as possible and can start with us. I'm sure this will make him stronger."