From Italy: Agent of £13.5m star tells club 25-year-old wants to join Arsenal

By on January 14, 2019

According to Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira, Denis Suarez’s agent has asked Barcelona to get a deal agreed to allow the midfielder to join Arsenal this month as talks continue to drag.

Suarez has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates this winter after Unai Emery admitted the club are working hard to bring in attacking reinforcements after Danny Welbeck was ruled out for the season with a broken ankle.

While Suarez is not a typical winger, he played out wide during a loan spell at Sevilla where he worked under Emery and the boss confirmed earlier this month that he sees the player as a winger.

Marca reported last week that Arsenal have already got an agreement in place with the 25-year-old over a move to north London but we’re yet to secure a deal with Barcelona as they want a permanent sale worth around £13.5m this month.

As Emery confirmed last week, Arsenal don’t have the money for permanent transfers in January so we’re looking to secure an initial loan deal with the option to make it a permanent switch in the summer.

Barcelona, at the very least, want the option to be compulsory so they can ‘lock-in’ a deal now before Suarez’s value drops any further as he’ll have just 12 months remaining on his contract at the end of the season.

Now, Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Nicolo Schira claims Suarez’s agent has asked Barcelona to get a deal agreed so his client can finally join Arsenal and move to the Premier League this month.

He tweeted today:

“This morning #DenisSuarez’s agent has asked #Barcelona to be sold to #Arsenal.

“He wants to leave to Premier League, but in this moment there isn’t an agreement between #Gunners and Barça on bid (#Emery has offered a loan with option to buy). Talks ongoing. #transfers #AFC.”

Suarez was once again an unused substitute during Barcelona’s 3-0 win over Eibar on Sunday so it’s no surprise he’s itching to join Arsenal as he’s played just a handful of La Liga minutes this season.

I still see him as a central midfielder as that’s where he’s predominantly played throughout his career but Emery clearly fancies him on the wing so at least he’ll give the boss some options if we can get this proposed deal over the line.

Let’s see how talks progress but I have a feeling we’ll get a loan deal agreed with a compulsory clause to make the deal permanent in the summer for around £12m, and it should prove to be a shrewd piece of business.