Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has publicly apologized for his bite controversy, paving the way for a Barcelona move, Mirror reports.
Suarez was involved in his third biting incident after sinking his teeth into Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during Uruguay’s last World Cup group fixture, but has now personally apologized to the Juventus man.
However it seems that the rather hollow apology may be influenced by his potential transfer to Barcelona, with the Catalan club inserting a ‘bite clause’ into their contact offer.
Barca would like to guarantee there will be no repeat of the incident after the 27-year-old bit PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal in 2010 and Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic last year.
Suarez’s admission of guilt therefore looks like the first stage in his transfer to the Nou Camp, in which he wrote on Twitter: “After several days of being home with my family, I have had the opportunity to regain my calm and reflect about the reality of what occurred during the Italy-Uruguay match on 24 June 2014.
“Independent from the fallout and the contradicting declarations that have surfaced during these past days, all of which have been without the intention of interfering with the good performance of my national team, the truth is that my colleague Giorgio Chiellini suffered the physical result of a bite in the collision he suffered with me. For this:
“I deeply regret what occurred.
“I apologise to Giorgio Chiellini and the entire football family.
“I vow to the public that there never again be another incident like (sic).”
Although Liverpool do not want to lose their star man, it could be personally impossible for Suarez to play in the Premier League after his the Uruguayan FA’s public bashing of the English media.