Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Reports: Barca Bids $120 Million for Suarez
Guardian, July 3rd, 2014 3:17PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  barcelona, italy, luis suarez, spain, uruguay, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

It looks like Luis Suarez will soon be heading to Barcelona, as representatives from Liverpool, his current club, and Barca met on Wednesday in a “productive” first meeting over a proposed transfer. According to several reports, Barca made an initial offer of 70 million pounds ($120 million), which is still 10 million pounds ($17.1 million) short of the Uruguay international’s buyout clause.

Both parties were boosted by the news on Thursday that FIFA would allow Suarez, who is banned from the game for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match a few weeks ago, to complete a medical in order to be transferred in addition to allowing him to train with his new club, something that the world governing was not prepared to allow, initially. Since FIFA’s ruling, Uruguay has lodged an appeal over the harshness of the decision and Suarez has issued a personal apology and admission of guilt, which are both believed to have swayed the decision.

That being said, many insiders claim that Suarez’s apology came at the behest of Barca management. It is no surprise, then, that President Josep Bartomeu praised the striker for showing remorse. “He [Suárez] did something that wasn’t right so it’s the responsibility of everyone in football, be it Liverpool or anywhere else, to remember that he has said sorry. Admitting you have done something wrong is very important,” the Barca president said. “Luis has apologized and that is honorable, he’s taken a step towards rehabilitating, the football world should support him and help him. As a soccer fan, I hope he can turn a corner.” Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
City's Negredo Breaks Foot    
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has broken his foot and will be out of action for ...
Liverpool Close to Remy Signing    
Liverpool on Monday activated the release clause of Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy, agreeing to ...
Evra Joins Juventus    
Juventus on Monday confirmed that Patrice Evra has officially joined from Manchester United on a two-year ...
Prandelli: Balotelli's World 'Far Away from Reality'    
Cesare Prandelli has said he did not fall out with Mario Balotelli during the World Cup ...
German Defender Biermann Commits Suicide    
German defender Andreas Biermann has committed suicide following a long battle with depression. The 33-year-old former ...
Uruguay President: Suarez Needs a Psychiatrist    
Uruguay President Jose Mujica claims that Luis Suarez needs help from a psychiatrist rather than a ...
Gerrard Announces England Retirement    
England captain Steve Gerrard on Monday announced that he is retiring from international competition. Gerrard made ...
Six Shakhtar Players Defect as Fighting Continues in Donetsk     
Six players from Shakhtar Donetsk refused to return to Ukraine for the club's new season as ...
Michu Joins Napoli on Loan    
Swansea City on Friday announced that striker Michu has joined Napoli on a season-long loan deal ...
Report: Juve Signs Morata    
AS is reporting that lvaro Morata has effectively become a Juventus player. The Spanish daily says ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives