The new Blaugrana boss was enthused when told that the Catalans intended to acquire the Liverpool forward, describing the Uruguayan as "a fantastic player"
The Blaugrana confirmed on Friday that they have agreed a deal with Liverpool for the Uruguay international, who will sign a five-year contract with the Catalans despite currently being banned from all football-related activity until the end of October for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup.
However, the fallout from that controversy has done little to dampen the enthusiasm of Bartomeu, who explained that everyone at Camp Nou has had their hearts set on adding the 27-year-old forward to a front-line that already contains Lionel Messi and Neymar for some time now.
"Suarez is one of the best strikers in the world and, at the end of last season, Andoni Zubizarreta, our sporting director, started to think we had to bring a striker to our club," the Blaugrana supremo told Sky Sports.
"Luis Suarez was on the table and our new coach Luis Enrique, when he signed, we quickly explained everything and he said 'of course you can bring Luis Suarez to our club. Bring him - he's a fantastic player.'
"It is incredible to join those three players [Suarez, Messi and Neymar] at the same club. It's something fantastic and something unusual.
"It's rare in the world of football to have three top players plus [Andres] Iniesta, plus [Sergio] Busquets, plus [Gerard] Pique, plus [Javier] Mascherano and the young ones that are coming - it's incredible to have this team."