Luis Suarez ‘phones Giorgio Chiellini to clear the air after BITING the Juventus defender at the 2014 World Cup’ as Barcelona outcast looks to join him in Italy on £9m-a-year deal
- Luis Suarez has phoned Giorgio Chiellini to clear the air between the two players
- The Uruguay international famously bit the Serie A defender on the shoulder
- Suarez was not sent off that day as the referee did not see it but was later banned
- Juventus are set to land Barcelona ace Suarez in a deal worth just £4.4million
The Uruguay international infamously bit the defender on the shoulder during his side’s World Cup group-stage game against Italy in Brazil in 2014.
Suarez was not sent off that day as the referee did not see it but was later banned from football for four months for the savage attack.
Luis Suarez infamously bit defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder at the 2014 World Cup
Suarez was not sent off – and laughably tried to claim that Chiellini had injured his teeth with his shoulder (above) – as the referee did not see it, but he was later banned for four months
Chiellini protested to the referee by revealing the bite marks on his shoulder made by Suarez
Now he has spoken to Chiellini, who is Juve’s captain, as he aims to put the incident behind them and move on as potential team-mates, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Suarez is set to sign a contract worth £9m per year after tax – the same wage he earns at Barcelona – according to the report.
Despite the disgraceful nature of Suarez’s bite, Chiellini has since shrugged off the incident.
He said: ‘Suddenly I noticed he had bit my shoulder.
‘It just happened, but this is his contact strategy in hand-to-hand combat and, if I may say so, it is mine too.
‘He and I are similar.’
Despite laughably trying to claim that Chiellini had injured his teeth with his shoulder Suarez later took responsibility for his actions.
Suarez said: ‘I admit I was wrong, but I am a human being.
‘Each player has his own style of play, his own character and this got me where I am now.’
Juventus are set to land Barcelona forward Suarez in a deal worth just £4.4million this summer
That will mean a reunion with Chiellini, who has since shrugged off the savage incident
At 33 years old, Barca are keen to move on the striker in a bid to ease their wage bill and Juventus are hopeful a cut-price deal for the former Liverpool hitman can be done within the next three weeks, in time for the start of the new Serie A campaign.
According to Sky Sports…