Valencia are reconsidering signing Denis Suarez after his poor loan spell at Arsenal.
Although Denis Suarez’s time at Arsenal involved very little actual football due to an injury that turned out to be much worse than first feared, Valencia are apparently having second thoughts about signing him.
Sunday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo report “In the same way, in the senior management of the club ‘ché’ maintain doubts about the desirability or not of a player who already defrauded the Arsenal during the transfer in the second half of this course.
“The Valencia also has first-hand information from his time in London that inhibit its recruitment now.”
What this means is that Celta Vigo are optimistic that Valencia’s doubts will benefit them in the chase for the 25-year-old. Suarez played for Celta when he was just a kid, leaving them for Man City in 2011.
In total, Suarez played just 95 minutes for the Gunners.
Compared to Kim Kallstrom, who arrived with a broken back and went on to become the yardstick for all future loans, the Spaniard performed poorly. The Swede played 135 minutes to Suarez’s 95 and, of course, scored a penalty against Wigan in the FA Cup semi-final that helped Arsenal reach the final in 2014.
Suarez’s loan fee of €2.5m means that every minute he played cost Arsenal £33,000 when you also factor in his £55kpw wages.