Arsenal are reportedly keen on signing FC Barcelona 24-year-old Denis Suarez, who has been told he can leave for the right price.
Catalan outlet RAC1 claim that Barcelona have informed Suarez that he can leave for the right price, with Arsenal and AC Milan interested. Despite being four months into the season, the midfielder has still only made two starts and one substitute appearance this campaign.
Nonetheless, he has two goals, scoring a brace in Wednesday night’s Copa Del Rey win over CyD Leonesa. We’ll have to wait and see if that earns him any further game time, but it doesn’t look likely.
Last month, Spanish outlet AS reported that Suarez had realised how far he was from the Barcelona first-choice starting eleven, and he wanted to secure a move away as a result.
AS went on to claim that Suarez has made a Premier League move his priority, with Arsenal as a ‘favourite option’. The Spaniard believes Unai Emery’s style of football would suit him perfectly.
Emery will already know the strengths and weaknesses of Suarez very well, having spent a year with the midfielder on loan at Sevilla when he was in charge there.
The pair won the Europa League together, but Suarez ended up completing a transfer to Villarreal at the end of the season. After a year, Barcelona exercised their buy-back clause, but it’s not exactly clear why, because they’ve never given him consistent starts since then.
We’ll see if Emery decides to reunite with his former player in the winter window.