Tuesday April 23 2013
Juve 'see Suarez as strong'

English newspapers claim Juventus would consider Luis Suarez biting an opponent as “a strength that he stands up for himself.”

The Bianconeri’s interest in Liverpool striker Suarez has been known for many months and he hit the headlines on Sunday when caught on camera biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

The FA has opened an inquest and is likely to inflict a very long ban for this incident, which could affect his price-tag and transfer status.

Some have suggested the scandal will make Coach Antonio Conte less inclined to spend money for Suarez, but an unnamed source was quoted in the Daily Mail giving a different version of events.

“Not at all. If anything, they would see it as a strength that he stands up for himself. They would not want him to react that way in a Juventus shirt, but Conte likes strong characters and wants Suarez more than any other striker.

“Money would be the only problem. They might struggle to meet his valuation.”