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Sport Pirlo scotches prospect of Suarez joining Ronaldo at Juventus

18:40  19 september  2020
18:40  19 september  2020 Source:   goal.com

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Andrea Pirlo confirmed it is “unlikely” Luis Suarez will join Juventus from Barcelona but vowed the Serie A champions remain in the hunt for a new striker. The prospect of Suarez teaming up with former Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus would have been tantalising, with Pirlo

The prospect of Suarez teaming up with former Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus would have been tantalising, with Pirlo having allowed Gonzalo Higuain to join Inter Miami. But Juventus have questions over how long the passport process for Suarez might take, and Pirlo said

Andrea Pirlo wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Juventus legend Andrea Pirlo © Getty Images Juventus legend Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo confirmed it is "unlikely" Luis Suarez will join Juventus from Barcelona but vowed the Serie A champions remain in the hunt for a new striker.

Although there is much about Suarez that appeals to Juventus, the process of securing an Italian passport for a player who turns 34 in January is a complication that Pirlo addressed on Saturday.

Suarez needs that citizenship to be eligible for a move, given the Bianconeri have filled their quota of non-EU players, and he is reportedly eligible to apply because of his wife's family background.

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Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet as Juventus hit the ground running with a 3-0 win over Sampdoria in their first Serie A fixture under Andrea Pirlo , but the Italian has already hinted at Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo celebrate the win against Sampdoria. © Reuters.

New boss Andrea Pirlo and Cristiano Ronaldo joined forces at trainingCredit: Getty Images - Getty. Pirlo is preparing for his first season at the helm after taking over from Maurizio Sarri. The 35-year-old had been linked with a move away from Juventus following their disappointing end to last season.

The prospect of Suarez teaming up with former Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus would have been tantalising, with Pirlo having allowed Gonzalo Higuain to join Inter Miami.

But Juventus have questions over how long the passport process for Suarez might take, and Pirlo said, quoted in Corriere dello Sport: "It is difficult because looking at the times for the passport ... it is unlikely he will be our centre forward."

Suarez has been left out of Barcelona's squad for Sunday's Joan Gamper Trophy match against Elche, with incoming coach Ronald Koeman looking keen to offload him.

Speaking in a news conference, Juventus head coach Pirlo said: "We are all waiting for the central striker. The transfer market is long.

"We are calm and happy with what we have. There is no rush."

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Cristiano Ronaldo scores Juventus ’s third goal against Sampdoria. Photograph: Xinhua/Shutterstock. Juventus were far from flawless but Pirlo ’s first game in management could certainly be described as an encouraging start. “It will take more time to put together the systems that

Luis Suarez 's hopes of making his desired move to Turin have been dashed, with manager Andrea Pirlo saying 'it will be difficult' for him to become a According to Italian outlet Gazzette dello Sport, the new Juventus boss said: ' Suarez is difficult because the times to get a passport are long, it is

Pirlo's first competitive game in charge comes on Sunday when Juventus face Sampdoria in Serie A, the Turin giants launching their quest to secure a 10th consecutive Scudetto.


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