Suarez's Italy citizenship test under investigation

Luis Suarez’s Italian citizenship test is under scrutiny from examiners in the midst of abnormalities, it was reported on Tuesday.

The Barcelona forward, who himself isn’t under scrutiny, went through a citizenship test at the University For Foreigners in Perugia on Sept. 17.

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During an examination concerning bad behavior at the college, abnormalities with Suarez’s test developed.

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An announcement from the Perugia Prosecutor’s office said it shows up data about the test was given to the applicant before the test, while a conclusive outcome was credited before finishing.

“During the investigation undertaken by the Perugia financial police corps into various and accrued issues with regards to the Perugia University for Foreigners, which been ongoing since February 2020, irregularities in the Italian language certificate test undertaken on this Sept. 17 by Uruguayan footballer Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz, necessary to obtain Italian citizenship, have emerged,” the announcement by Perugia examiner Raffaele Cantone read.

“The examination has demonstrated that the subjects shrouded in the test were recently concurred and that the pertinent score was concurred before the test had occurred. This, notwithstanding the way that throughout separation learning with college teachers, he had just shown a fundamental comprehension of the Italian language.

“Today, members of the financial police are acquiring university office documents for further information on the above described as well as a warrant for information of false certification offences committed by a public official.”

Suarez had been advised to search for another club this mid year after Barcelona selected Ronald Koeman as their new supervisor.

Sources disclosed to ESPN before this that the ex-Liverpool forward had concurred a transition to Juventus however required Italian citizenship all together for the exchange to experience because of his non-EU status. In any case, the exchange seemed to have separated before he took test and Juve supervisor Andrea Pirlo said two days after that Suarez was probably not going to join the Italian bosses.

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Italian fund police boss Selvaggio Sarri has said Suarez can’t be charged while, Juve, who set up the test in front of a likely move, are not under scrutiny at present.

“We find ourselves in this situation as a Serie A side has asked for Suarez to undergo the exam,” Sarri told radio Punto Nuovo. “Juventus were keen on marking the player and the college was accessible to have the test.

“The issues rose when we wound up with somebody who had positively no comprehension of Italian. A middle of the road level [of Italian] was pronounced, yet we at that point found this had been recently orchestrated. There was no outside weight, it was an activity driven by those work at the Perugia college. They permitted themselves to be driven by such a character.”

He included: “Juventus are not currently under investigation, but let’s see what comes out.”

Asked what the potential results could be for Suarez: “The player risks nothing. This type of crime is only for members of the public office.”

Since the transition to Juve failed to work out, Suarez, 33, was had appeared near joining Atletico Madrid, with Alvaro Morata set to leave the Spanish capital side to join Juve.

In any case, sources have told ESPN Barca have backtracked on their consent to let him move to the Wanda Metropolitano, leaving him irate.