Barcelona forward Luis Suarez might have to stay another year at Barcelona or find a new club after it was reported allegations were raised of irregularities regarding Luis Suarez’s Italian citizenship exam last week.
Luis Suarez was expected to join Italian champions Juventus this season and in order to complete the move, the Uruguayan striker had to acquire Italian citizenship, as Juventus currently have no available space in their squad for non-EU players.
“During the investigations, irregularities emerged in the exam taken by Luis Suarez to obtain the Italian citizenship,” a statement from the Prosecutor’s Office of Perugia and the Guardia di Finanza read.
“From the investigative activities, it emerged that the topics covered by the exam had been agreed in advance and that the score had been assigned before the exam, and that the candidate had demonstrated only an elementary knowledge of the Italian language. Today the financial police are carrying out documentary acquisitions at the University of Perugia aimed at confirming the conduct described and notifying for crimes of disclosure of office secrets, ideological falsehood committed by public officials and more.”
From the look of things now, Suarez’s move to Juventus appears to have fallen through, with Atlético Madrid striker Alvaro Morata now poised to be resigned by Juventus. Suarez is likely to move to Atletico Madrid now, but that also seems to be in jeopardy, as Barca would like to collect a fee for the Uruguayan, which Atlético would likely not pay.
by muyiwa aguda
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