Luis Suarez Loses Appeal against Biting Ban
IBTimes UK

Luis Suarez will lose £3m of his wages if he is caught biting an opponent again, as the former Liverpool striker looks to forge a new start with Barcelona.

The Catalan giants purchased the Uruguay international for a staggering £75m fee after he was suspended from all footballing activity for four months by FIFA during the World Cup.

While many have lauded Liverpool for being able to sell Suarez for such a high price considering he will spend a third of the next season on the sidelines, it's believed that Barcelona are also pleased with the deal because they believe they would have paid a lot more for his signature under normal circumstances.

But the club have reportedly put an extra clause in his contract with the Sunday People claiming that Suarez's wage will drop by £3m if he is caught committing the same offence which has had him on the sidelines for three lengthy spells in his professional career.

Having signed on a deal worth £10m per year, Suarez will be the fourth highest paid player in the squad, with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Andre Iniesta all earning more than him.

When the move was confirmed the star, who helped Liverpool to fight for the title until the last game in the 2013/14 season, insisted that Reds fans would always hold a special place in his heart.

''It is with a heavy heart that I leave Liverpool for a new life and new challenges in Spain,'' he said on Friday. ''Me and my family have fallen in love with this club and with the city. We will always be Liverpool supporters.

"This club did all they could to get me to stay, but playing and living in Spain, where my wife's family live, is a lifelong dream and ambition. I believe now the timing is right.''

Suarez broke the record for Barcelona's most expensive signing with his move though the Mirror claim that the £75m figure may be somewhat inflated, with the Catalan giants insisting it's closer to £60m.