Footballer Luis Suarez will see his £10million-a-year
(about N3billion) Barcelona pay packet slashed by up
to £3m (N830,000,000) if he tries to bite another
The Uruguayan became the most expensive signing in
the Catalan giants’ history when he completed his
move from Liverpool on Friday, agreeing a £200,000-a-
week (N55m), five-year deal at the Nou Camp.
Liverpool say Barcelona paid the £75m (over
N20billion) they wanted for the 27-year-old, but the La
Liga side claim the figure was 80m Euros.
His salary makes Suarez the fourth highest-paid player
at the club behind Lionel Messi, Neymar and Andres
Iniesta, but he will drop a long way behind if there is
any repeat of the shameful biting antics that have
landed him in hot water three times.
Suarez’s contract at Barca is littered with clauses
which will hit him hard if he errs again and, according
to Sunday People Sport, he could be docked as much
as 15 to 30 per cent of his wages.
The club intend to pursue an appeal to have his four-
month ban from all football-related activities reduced
and are hopeful they will succeed.
Suarez is expected in Barcelona on July 15, 2014,
Tuesday, and is set to be unveiled on Wednesday at
the city’s L’Auditori building before going on holiday.
Sources close to the Catalan giants briefed local media
that they were delighted to have landed Suarez for
less than the 100m Euro – N22billion – they would
have had to pay under normal circumstances.