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Luis Suarez 'cheated' on exam to try and secure transfer

Josh Lawless

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Luis Suarez 'cheated' on exam to try and secure transfer

Luis Suarez was found guilty of cheating on a test in a bid to secure a transfer.

The Uruguayan has represented seven clubs in his illustrious career, hitting his absolute peak at Liverpool and Barcelona.

After banging in 82 goals for Liverpool, he found the net 198 times in 238 games for Barcelona in a stunning six-season stint.

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When his contract expired in 2020, Suarez looked set to sign for Juventus in Serie A and took an exam in a bid become an Italian citizen prior to a mooted move to the Old Lady.

His wife, Sofia Balbi, is of Italian descent and Suarez passed the exam at the University of Perugia.

Becoming an Italian citizen would have been extremely convenient for Juventus as he would be classed as an EU player.

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However, there was huge controversy after reports emerged stating that there were "irregularities" with the test - leading to a police investigation that found it was indeed the case.

It was claimed that Suarez knew about some of the questions in advance, and CCTV footage of Suarez sat doing the exam proved that he received a helping hand.

At one point it looked as though Suarez was handed a piece of paper with what would one would assume are answers, while a number of university employees later asked him for pictures and autographs.

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The university's director Simone Olivieri, along with three professors, were hit with eight-month suspensions as a result of their conduct.

They were found guilty of "coming to predetermine the outcome and the score of the exam, to correspond to the requests that they had been put forward by Juventus, with the aim of achieving a positive return of image, both personal and for the university."

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The deal fell through and Suarez ended up signing with Atletico Madrid, scoring 34 goals in 83 games and adding another La Liga title to his collection.

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He would then return home for a second spell with boyhood club Penarol before signing for Brazilian giants Gremio, who he recently scored a 19-minute hat-trick for.

Suarez is widely expected to link up with Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets in his next move.

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Topics: Liverpool, Luis Suarez, Barcelona, Inter Miami

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