Thursday September 3 2020
Report: Passport issue delays Suarez move

A passport issue reportedly holds up Luis Suarez proposed move to Juventus, as the Bianconeri are close to an agreement with the Barcelona forward.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reveals his marriage to Italian Sofia Balbi has been enough to be considered an EU player in Spain, but an exam must be passed for sufficient citizenship.

Juventus don’t want the striker to take up one of the three non-EU spots in the squad and the deal is now being delayed because of the different law in Italy.

The Old Lady have reportedly prepared a deal worth €10m a season for the Barcelona striker, who, despite struggling with injuries, scored 21 goals in 2019-20.

Suarez moved to Barcelona from Liverpool in 2014 and has since bagged 197 goals in 283 competitive games for the Blaugrana.