Report: Barcelona puts Suarez on diet to slim him down for El Clasico

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Sometimes one bite leads to many bites, and Barcelona wants to make sure Luis Suarez finds his best form ahead of his Oct. 24 return.

At least those are the claims from Mundo Deportivo, a Barcelona newspaper that says that Suarez’s new club is worried about his weight despite his pair of goals in a friendly this week.

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Suarez has played in a few friendlies and been called up for Uruguay’s upcoming friendlies, but has been out of his element since being suspended for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.

And the report says Suarez has been put on a special diet ahead of his return, with 101greatgoals.com claiming he is 7-10 kilos — about 15-22 pounds — overweight. He’s also undergoing team-demanded psychological training.

The 27-year-old still has a month until his expected competitive debut, against Real Madrid, which seems like plenty of time for the Uruguayan’s body to slim down a bit.

And then we’ll witness an absolutely bananas atmosphere when Suarez slides into El Clasico, slimmed-down from his apparent summer of sandwiches (In truth, he doesn’t look that bad now, does he?).

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