Thursday, February 25

Juventus claim innocence after police confirm irregularities in Suarez citizenship test during failed transfer from Barcelona

The Perugia Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed the Serie A giants were ‘activated to accelerate the recognition of Italian citizenship’ for the forward
Juventus have claimed their innocence after it was confirmed the club’s management is under further investigation by Italian police over the collapsed transfer of Luis Suarez from Barcelona.

The Serie A giants looked well-placed to sign the forward over the summer but the deal fell through.

Juve had already filled their quota of non-EU players in their squad so Suarez took a ‘B1’ citizenship test. Suarez’s wife, Sofia Balbi, has an Italian passport so passing the test would mean he did not take up a non-EU place in their squad, but in September it was alleged that it had been fixed.

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