Suarez Recounts Juventus Talks in Leaked Interrogation on Bogus Test

While the investigation on the bogus citizenship test by Luis Suarez is ongoing, with some Juventus executives under scrutiny, the memo of his interrogation got leaked. The striker confirmed to have received a model of the exam beforehand. The lawyers of the professors of the Università di Perugia, which organized it, are claiming it was a facsimile and not the real one, Repubblica reports.

The Uruguayan forward described how the possible transfer progressed: “I was informed of it near the end of August, I received a phone call from Pavel Nedved and then from Fabio Paratici. We had yet to agree on the terms of the contract, they just asked me if I was interested in the move. My agent handled the economic talks. Paratici said they inquired about me because they thought I had the Italian passport like my wife, but I did not, I had only initiated the paperwork.”

Suarez said that Juventus changed their mind midway through his lessons: “My representative spoke with Paratici and was told that it would have been hard to get the citizenship in time. I decided to go through with it anyway. I received a PDF document with the text of the exam and was instructed to study it well because it could have the topic of the test.”

He was in touch with Juventus also the deal fell through: “Paratici called me on thay day to tell me that I did the right choice for my family. Andrea Agnelli phoned later on to say that he was sorry that the negotiation did not get finalized and thanked me for facilitating it by forcing my way out of Barcelona, but that in football you can not have definite plans.”