The main reason is the bureaucratic suspend in obtaining Italian citizenship, a set to begin on Thursday with an exam.
Suarez rules out a transfer to Juventus
Luis Suarez has reportedly ruled out a move to Juventus in the current transfer window, despite Juve’s agreement. The main reason is the bureaucratic suspend in obtaining Italian citizenship, a set to begin on Thursday with an exam. According to reports, the deadline for accepting an Italian passport to avoid taking a non-EU seat could go further on October 6. Thus, Suarez would not have been able to play in the Champions League group stage. As the list of the team’s registered players must be presented on that day. He has intended to leave the Blaugrana since Ronald Koeman informed him that he was not counting on the Uruguay international next season.
It’s unclear if the new head coach will give him playing time
Suarez has offers from other teams, but there is a discussion between him and his current employers over his departure logistics. He wants to collect wages, and the club hopes for a transfer fee – even if it is small and symbolic. It is unclear if Koeman will give him any playing time in Wednesday’s friendly against Girona. Meantime, Blaugrana’s technical secretary Ramon Planes avoided making any substantive comments about Suarez’s future. “Luis Suarez is, and has been in recent years, a crucial player,” said the director. “As I said in another way, we must have a lot of respect for the players who have given so much to Barcelona.
“After what happened at the end of the campaign, it is clear that we are in the process of change. With a new coach and new ideas, and we are working on it. We have to respect the players and their deals. The transfer market ends on October 5, and until then, a lot can happen. But with the utmost respect for the players and the club.”