Arsenal and Tottenham have both reportedly made a ‘proposal’ to try and lure Denis Suarez away from Villarreal, but they could run into a massive Barcelona-sized problem.
The 22-year-old left-midfielder/winger, who spent two years with Manchester City before moving to Barcelona, has a (just over) €3m buy-back clause in his current contract which Suarez’s agent, Joseba Diaz, is hoping to discuss with the Catalan club.
The media in Spain see this is an absolute bargain for a player who has already received ‘proposals’ from both Arsenal and Tottenham.
The player is said to favour a move back to Barca, but only if he can be given assurances regarding his playing time there. He knows that at Arsenal or Tottenham he would likely see a lot of minutes and Mundo Deportivo even claim that both clubs have promised him that he would be a starter should he move to London.
Speaking recently, the player said that he would make a decision on his future at the end of the season.
The lure of Barcelona is hard for any player to resist, but for one who has already been there and knows the difficulty in getting on the pitch, it might not come as such a huge temptation to Suarez.
He played in 33 La Liga games last season, scoring four and assisting in seven while in the Europa League he grabbed six assists (and a goal) in 13 appearances.
He isn’t going to quickly agree to going back to the bench.