Luis Suarez does not have a ‘bite clause’ in his contract…
SEE ALSO: The Best Liverpool goals.
Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has admitted that former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez could still bite an opposition for the fourth time in his career.
The Daily Mail carries quotes from the Catalans supremo, in which he claims that the Uruguayan star does not have a ‘bite’ clause in his Barca contract, despite his well documented problems.
Suarez, who is currently being prevented from being unveiled as a Barcelona player due to a four-month ban given to him for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup, cost the Spanish giants £75m earlier this summer, with the move being completed shortly after the incident.
It is the third time Suarez has been involved in such an altercation, having also been banned for similar misdemeanours during his time with Liverpool and Ajax.
And while Bartomeu said another biting incident ‘could happen’ – the team that claim to be ‘more than just a club’ have not enforced a contractual agreement linked to biting on their new ‘perfect player’.
“We didn’t rethink this decision and we told Luis after the bite. He knows he did wrong,” Bartomeu told CNN.
“He apologized. That’s very important for us. That means he knows that he did not do things properly – and of course, coming to our city, coming to our club, there’s going to be a way of managing Luis Suarez, because at Liverpool he was a perfect player.”
Regarding what Barcelona would do if Suarez was to bite again – having done so on Ajax, Liverpool and Uruguay duty, Bartomeu was unwilling to commit to any form of action.