Denis Suarez has arrived in London for his Arsenal medical ahead of a loan move from FC Barcelona, according to various reports.
James Olley of the Evening Standard wrote on Wednesday morning that Suarez was ‘due in London today for a medical and to finalise terms on loan deal from Barcelona’. Gerard Romero of RAC1, one of the first outlets to break the news of the transfer, then added that Suarez has arrived in the English capital, and he’s preparing for his medical tests.
☎️ DENIS. El gallego ha llegado hace pocos minutos a Londres, en breve se desplaza para pasar pruebas médicas con el Arsenal #mercato
— Gerard Romero (@gerardromero) January 30, 2019
For those who haven’t been following the transfer updates too closely, Arsenal and Barcelona have reportedly agreed a loan deal for Suarez until this summer. At that point, The Gunners have an option-to-buy somewhere between €20m and €25m.
The midfielder is signing a new contract with Barcelona before he leaves, lasting until 2021, just in case Arsenal decide not to take up their option-to-buy. The La Liga club want to protect the value of the player in case of that scenario.
Suarez has said his goodbyes in Spain, and his girlfriend even posted a picture of him on the way to England, along with a ‘good luck’ message:
It seems only a matter of time now until we get an official announcement from Arsenal.