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Luis Suarez offered football asylum by Kosovan Superleague outfit Hajvalia

Mark Ogden

Published 30/06/2014 | 14:58

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Luis Suarez holds his children on the balcony of his home on the outskirts of Montevideo as he greets fans after returning to Uruguay after his banishment from the World Cup. Photo: AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico
Luis Suarez holds his children on the balcony of his home on the outskirts of Montevideo as he greets fans after returning to Uruguay after his banishment from the World Cup. Photo: AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico

Luis Suarez has been offered a shock escape from his four-month worldwide Fifa ban – by Kosovo Superleague outfit Hajvalia.

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The Uruguayan forward will be sidelined until November from all football after being banned for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during lasts week's World Cup victory in Natal.

Barcelona are expected to pursue a move for the 27-year-old, despite his stringent suspension.

But the Catalan giants now face a rival for Suarez's signature with Hajvalia prepared to hand the player a chance to play during his ban as a result of Kosovo yet to become full members of Fifa and therefore unaffected by the governing body's regulations.

"Suarez can't play in the next four months," Xhavit Pacolli, the club's director told Kosovo's daily, Sport Plus.

"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."

Hajvalia are willing to pay Liverpool £25,000 and give Suarez a salary of £1200 per month if he accepts the offer of playing in the tiny Balkan state.

"This is the maximum we can offer," Pacolli said."We offered £25,000 and a salary of £1200 for each month.

"This might sound ridiculous to him, but that is all we can do.

"If he is willing to come and play for us, he is welcome. As we are not part of Fifa, it would be ideal for him."

Hajvalia finished last season 6th, and are owned by a famous folk singer, known as Meda.

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