What Luis Suarez Has Told Denis Suarez Ahead Of Arsenal Transfer
It's finally happening. Barcelona's Suarez is heading to Arsenal.
That's right: Denis Suarez is set to join the Gunners on a season-long loan, with an option to take the midfielder on permanently at the end-of-the-season for a reported £20million.
And his Barcelona namesake Luis Suarez sent a message of support ahead of the temporary move.
Suarez posted a picture of the pair, which a caption that read: "Good luck little Galician in this new challenge."
The Spanish midfielder was a part of Manchester City's youth academy after joining from Celta B for an initial £850,000.
City fought-off Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea to gain the youngster's signature.
Denis Suarez's agent is in London. Player should arrive shortly to put finishing touches on move. Major boost for Unai Emery and Arsenal.
- James Benge (@jamesbenge) January 30, 2019
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However, his time at the Manchester club wasn't as expected. Suarez failed to make on appearance in the Premier League, before moving on to Barcelona's B team set-up.
A year later he joined Sevilla on-loan and then moved permanently to Villareal. Barcelona exercised their €3.5 million buy-back clause back in 2016.
His return to Barcelona has been a mixed bag. In the 2016/17 campaign, he appeared 26 times. Last season he only managed 18.
But Arsenal fans have been crying out for recruitment. Emirates Boss Unai Emery understands he needs players, but the board are reportedly only allowing loans in this transfer window and have cited an already hefty wage bill as the reason.
The Gunners currently sit fifth behind London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham, after an impressive unbeaten start to the season - which may explain why lack-of-depth is concerning both Arsenal fans and their manager.
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