Italian authorities claim they have found “irregularities” about the way Luis Suárez‘ passed his Italian exam.
Last week, the Uruguayan flew to Italy in order to take a B1 Italian exam ahead of a potential move to Italian club Juventus. He passed the exam without problem.
However, Perugia Prosecuter’s office and the Italian financial police are now investigating whether Suárez may have been aware of the exam’s content beforehand.
A statement released by the Perugia Prosecuter’s office state that the content of the exam had been agreed with the candidate prior to the exam, and that the mark was determined in advance. The statement continues by claiming that Suárez had shown basic understanding of the Italian language during online lessons with the university teachers.
The university in which he took the exam has disputed this:
The University for Foreigners of Perugia has released a statement saying that they reaffirm “the veracity and transparency of the procedures followed for the examination of the footballer Luis Suárez…”
The reason for Suárez wanting to obtain an Italian passport was due to Juventus already having filled up their quota of non-eu players.
A move to Juventus has since been ruled out with Juventus’ sporting director stating that “Suárez is not on our list, and is not a target for Juventus”.
Madrid is now looking the more likely destination for the striker, with Atlético Madrid already having agreed personal terms, as reported yesterday. The initial agreement was to let him leave for free, although Barcelona’s president has disputed this as he doesn’t want Suárez to go to a rival without receiving a transfer fee.
If he was to leave Catalonia, the Uruguayan is only interested in moving to Atlético. If he doesn’t get a move to the capital, he will stay at Barcelona, Mundo Deportivo have reported.