Possible loophole for Suarez over FIFA ban
By Owen McMahon
Luis Suarez is facing 4 months away from any football-related activity following a FIFA sanction for his bite on Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini. However, a loophole may have appeared allowing him the chance to keep his fitness for the 4 months he is not eligible to play football.
According to the Telegraph, Kosovo Superleague side Hajvalia have made a very ambitious loan bid to sign the Liverpool striker on a short-term deal.
Suarez would be eligible to play for the club because Hajvalia are yet to gain full FIFA membership so they are unaffected by any regulations set out by the governing body.
Club director Xhavit Pacolli said, "Suarez can't play in the next four months. As we are not part of FIFA yet, I think he can play in Kosovo, so we have an offer that we will send to Liverpool,"
"The club are ready to pay Liverpool £25,000 to take their striker on loan and pay Suarez a wage of £1,200 per month. This is the maximum we can offer," he continued.
"This might sound ridiculous to him, but that is all we can do. If he is willling to come and play for us, he is welcome. As we are not part of FIFA, it would be ideal for him."
The move would certainly be 'ideal' for Luis, who will need to find a way to keep up his ability and fitness during the 4-months he is banned from all football activity.
Suarez is also reportedly wanted by Barcelona and Real Madrid, who may want to sign the player first before shipping him off to Kosovo for the duration of his ban.
A very smart move by the striker, should he take it.