The planned transfer of Luis Suarez to Juventus has been allegedly put on hold due to a passport problem, as the Bianconeri are close to a Barcelona agreement.
La Gazzetta Dello Sport reports that his marriage to Italian Sofia Balbi was sufficient to be regarded as an EU player in Spain, but an examination for proper citizenship has to be passed.
Juventus doesn’t want the striker to take up one of the squad’s three non-EU slots and due to Italy’s separate legislation, the deal is now being postponed.
While dealing with injuries the 33-year-old scored 21 goals in the 2019-20 season and now he has been reportedly offered a €10 m season contract from the Old Lady.
Since moving to Barcelona in 2014 from Liverpool, Suarez has bagged 197 goals in 283 competitive games for the Blaugrana.