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30th Jun 2014

Kosovan football club offers to take Luis Suárez on loan for the duration of his ban

Sanctuary! Sanctuary!

Eoghan Doherty

Sanctuary! Sanctuary!

It looks like somebody’s got their ambitious thinking hat on.

According to a brilliant story in The Guardian today, Kosovan football club Hajvalia have offered to take bitey bad boy of the moment, Luis Suárez, on loan while he serves out his four-month ban from all football.

The quick-thinking Kosovan club, who finished sixth in the league last season and won the Kosovar Cup, have made an opportunistic offer to take the Liverpool and Uruguay striker on loan.

The potential loophole that may yet (but probably not) allow Suárez to kit out for the team is that Kosovo is not yet recognised as a full Fifa member and, as a result, the club believe Suarez’s ban would not extend to the country’s league.

Speaking to the Kosovan daily Sport Plus, the club’s director, Xhavit Pocolli, said “Suárez 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. We offered €30,000 (£24,000) and a salary of €1,500 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 Fifait would be ideal for him.”

Come on Luis, please don’t bite the hand that wants to feed you…