Luis Suárez has taken a private flightthis afternoon at 1:15 pm at El Prat airport to Perugia where he will pass the pertinent exam in the next few hours to be eligible for Italian nationality.
In this way, the option of signing for Juventus remains more open than ever despite the fact that in recent days it seemed to have lost strength. The footballer has a closed agreement with the Turin club awaiting the termination of his contract with Barcelona.
A complicated tug of war because neither Barcelona nor Suárez want to give in their positions. Koeman is already beginning to get used to the idea that he could stay with the footballer, as he expressed after the friendly against Girona: “Here we respect the contracts and if Suárez stays in the end, he will be one of the squad.”
Coach and player had a talk this Wednesday before the game. At first, Koeman wanted him to play against Girona now , but in view of his imminent trip to Perugia between them they decided that it was best to wait a bit to see if his future was resolved. If not, it is most likely that he will already be summoned for the Gamper.
Waiting to see how this situation is resolved, the player has traveled to Italy to take the exam and obtain Italian nationality if the specified deadlines for obtaining the passport are met.
Suárez had trained this morning at the Ciudad Deportiva under Ronald Koeman. Later he went to the airport to go to Perugia and is scheduled to return this afternoon.