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Suarez "bite clause"

30 June 2014, 12:29

Cape Town - Luis Suarez could earn £40m a year if he leaves Liverpool with Barcelona upping there interest in the forward but will only do so if the Uruguayan signs a special "bite clause".

The Mirror reports that Barcelona are to offer Suarez £160 000 a week on a five year stint but the Catalan club are insisting that the contract contains special clauses to ensure that he behaves well both on and off the pitch.

Suarez has been the face of the media as he bit off more than he could chew with the player biting Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder in his country's final group game at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. This was the player's third strike as he have been in one when he was a Ajax captain, and accepted a seven-match ban for biting PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal's shoulder. In 2011 he was in racial dispute with Manchester United defender Patrice Evra - a grotesque moment which earned him an eight-match ban and £40 000 fine.

Suarez's bite on Branislav Ivanovic in 2012 earned him a 10 match Premier League ban and now his club Liverpool are weighing up options on whether to stand behind the player or accept offers from other clubs with Barcelona leading the race. The club might consider this further as speculation has indicated that Barcelona are willing to go £50m plus Alexis Sanchez in order to get the striker. 

The player insists that he fell into Chiellini's shoulder after he lost his balance and maintains that these type of things happen in football.


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