Luis Suarez will not be joining Juventus this summer, despite having been closely linked with the club for the past month, reports from Spain suggest.
The 33-year-old was reportedly an option for the Bianconeri following the termination of Gonzalo Higuain’s contract and his subsequent move to Inter Miami.
Speaking earlier today, Barcelona sporting director Ramon Planes seemed to suggest that Suarez was expected to leave the Blaugrana as the club were in the process of signing a new striker.
RAC1 journalist Gerard Romero now writes (see below) that Suarez has effectively ruled out a move to Turin, largely due to issues over his passport.
☎️ LUIS SUAREZ
Descarta la JUVENTUS ❌
La doble nacionalidad no llegaría antes del 6 de octubre y le impide jugar la fase de grupos de la Champions ( día para presentar la lista)
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) September 15, 2020
According to Romero, Suarez cannot obtain dual nationality in time to participate in the group stages of the new seasons Champions League fixtures.
Despite this, Suarez has options from other clubs and is still looking to leave Barcelona this summer.