Luis Suarez apologises to Chiellini to aid Barcelona transfer
Suarez vows never to bite again following the incident that led to a four-month ban for the striker
July 1st, 2014
Luis Suarez is apparently keen on a move to Barcelona this summer. With this in mind, the Uruguayan has apologised to Giorgio Chiellini “and the entire football family” for biting the Italy defender during the World Cup clash between the two teams.
Suarez initially seemed lacking in remorse for his actions and went as far as to claim that he slipped towards the defender which caused his teeth to make contact with Chiellini’s shoulder.
However, the striker has now made a full and frank apology which many regard as a PR exercise as Suarez looks to force a move away from Liverpool this summer, with Barcelona very interested in signing the 27-year-old.
It appears that Suarez has a release clause in his Anfield contract which is reported to be close to £80m, a fee which would allow Liverpool to re-invest in the transfer market.
“After several days of being home with my family, I have had the opportunity to regain my calm and reflect about the reality of what occurred during the Italy-Uruguay match on 24 June 2014,” he wrote.
“Independent from the fallout and the contradicting declarations that have surfaced during these past days, all of which have been without the intention of interfering with the good performance of my national team, the truth is that my colleague Giorgio Chiellini suffered the physical result of a bite in the collision he suffered with me. For this I deeply regret what occurred. I apologise to Giorgio Chiellini and the entire football family. I vow to the public that there will never again be another incident like this.”
However, this is the third time that Suarez has bitten a member of the opposition on the field of play. The Guardian are among those newspapers reporting the fact that Barcelona’s interest in the player was wavering while the striker continued to deny that he had actually bitten Chiellini.