Luis Suarez Accused Of Cheating On His Italian Test
Luis Suarez has been accused of cheating on his Italian exam in order to get an Italian passport, with police reportedly investigating the claims.
Barcelona forward Suarez has been told by Ronald Koeman that he no longer features in the clubs' plans and he should find himself a new club.
He looks set to move to Atletico Madrid but was previously looking like moving to Juventus. The Uruguayan took an Italian test, which he passed, in order to get an Italian passport to complete the move last week.
Now though the former Liverpool striker has been accused of cheating. Italian outlets Repubblica and Ansa report there were 'irregularities' in the test and that the player was sent the questions in advance.
Quotes from an official in Repubblica claimed, "He does not speak a word of Italian. He does not conjugate verbs, he only speaks using the infinitive. If journalists would ask him some questions, he'd be lost. He earns €10 million a year, he needs to pass this exam."
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"He does not speak a word of Italian. He does not conjugate verbs, he only speaks using the infinitive. If journalists would ask him some questions, he'd be lost. He earns €10m/year, he needs to pass this exam" :rotating_light: [Repubblica]
Despite the fact that the 33-year-old is now expected to stay in Spain and not move to Italy he could still be in trouble if the accusations are correct.
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The police have started an investigation into the claims and are getting documentation from the University of Perugia, where Suarez sat his test.
A statement from the Perugia prosecutor said, "During the investigations delegated since February 2020 to the Economic and Financial Police Unit of the Guardia di Finanza of Perugia, irregularities in the test of certification of the Italian language, carried out on 17 September last, by the Uruguayan footballer Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz.
"From the investigative activities it was found that the exam topics were previously agreed with the candidate and that the relative score was attributed even before the oral test was carried out, although it was found during the distance lessons held by the University teachers an elementary knowledge of the Italian language.
"Today, the soldiers of the Guardia di Finanza are proceeding with documentary acquisitions at the University offices as well as the notification of guarantee information for the crimes of disclosure of office secrets, ideological falsehood committed by the public official in public acts."
Alvaro Morata has arrived in Turin for a medical as he is set to join the Old Lady on loan from Atletico Madrid, which will be his second spell with the Italian champions.
The move in theory paves the way for Suarez to join Atleti, with his contract set to be cancelled at the Nou Camp, however Barcelona don't want the striker joining one of their rivals.
It feels like only Suarez could get himself in this much trouble for a transfer that didn't happen...
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