Denis Suarez has made up his mind that he wants to leave FC Barcelona for Arsenal this month, with the two clubs in contact over a loan deal, according to reports in Spain.
Marca write that Suarez, who has been utilised as a winger this season, probably played his last match for Barcelona earlier this week. They say he is ‘widely expected’ to make a move away from the club in the January window, even though manager Ernesto Valverde doesn’t want to let him go.
Unfortunately for Valverde, Marca claim Suarez has ‘made up his mind’ about leaving the Camp Nou. They say Arsenal and Barcelona have been in contact over the last few days, and it’s looking more likely the player will go on loan to Arsenal.
If the deal goes through, it will reportedly include an obligatory buy-out clause at the end of the loan.
Until the deal goes through, Suarez is keen to show his club that they’re making a mistake. He certainly did that in midweek, playing in the Copa Del Rey, winning a penalty with an impressive run after coming on with his team 2-0 down.
We’ll see if it’s enough to get him a chance in the squad for their La Liga match against Eibar on Sunday afternoon.