Welcome to the Emirates! Barcelona release official statement Arsenal deal for Suarez is done!
Barcelona have confirmed Denis Suarez has joined Arsenal until the end of the season.
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 25-year-old has 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.
Recent reports suggested Unai Emery is keen on signing Suarez and the 25-year-old has verbally agreed to join Arsenal, but the Gunners and Barcelona could not yet agreed on the terms of the transfer.
However, things have developed since then and Barcelona have now confirmed the deal, telling the club website: “FC Barcelona and Denis Suárez have reached an agreement for the extension of the player’s contract with the club, which ended on 30 June 2020, until 30 June 2021,” the Spanish club said in a short statement on Wednesday afternoon.
“FC Barcelona have also agreed a loan deal for Suárez with Arsenal for the remainder of the 2018/19 season.
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 good enough for a top Premier League side at this moment in time.