Emery told Barcelona star Suarez ‘wants to join Arsenal’ this month
Denis Suarez is keen to join Arsenal but Barcelona want to insert a compulsory purchase clause in the deal, according to Sky Sports’ reporter Darmesh Sheth.
The highly-rated midfielder was tipped to become one of the clubs next big things at Barca after showing great potential as a youngster, but he has failed to nail down a regular starting spot with the Spaniards and has become frustrated at his lack of game time.
The 24-year-old has made barely featured for the Spanish champions this season and has admitted on numerous occasions that he will seek a move if things do not improve by January, and with reports are Arsenal are keen to wrap up a deal, Sheth says the deal is a ‘goer’ this month.
Sheth told the Transfer Talk podcast: “As it stands, we’re talking about Arsenal only wanting loans. They want to bring Barcelona’s Denis Suarez in on a loan move.
“They know each other very well, Emery and Suarez, he played under Emery in the 2014/15 season when he was on loan at Sevilla.
“Barcelona would, we think, be happy to do a deal, but provided it came with an obligation to buy Denis Suarez in the summer.
“We’re told that Suarez wants to do the move and he’s not getting much game time at Barcelona. He’s just made his seventh appearance of the season.
“That’s where it stands with that one, he wants to come as far as we’re concerned. They’re also linked, Arsenal, unsurprisingly with a guy called Eva Benega. Again, Sevilla.
“Emery described him as a very good player when he was asked about him and they know each other as well from their time in Spain.
“Banega, Suarez or maybe both? I think Suarez looks like a goer.”
Will Suarez be a good signing for Arsenal
At 24-years of age the Spaniard has not developed like many at Barcelona had hoped and that is why they are now keen to cash in, as he seemingly does not have the right stuff to be a star at the Camp Nou.
But even though Arsenal need to strengthen in key areas of the pitch, and despite the fact Suarez would come cheap, he would not make any sort of impact on the starting eleven.
So maybe they should switch their attentions and leave this one to speculation, as Suarez is not the right type of player to come in and make much of a difference on the Gunners side..