Arsenal have had all summer to sort out this loan deal for Denis Suarez from Barcelona, but the negotiations just seem to drag on and on and on. Yesterday we got some good news that Barca had brought in Kevin Prince Boateng to facilitate Suarez’s departure and the Barca boss Ernesto Valverde said that players could now leave. He said in the Mirror: “We are happy with the squad but there are always possibilities for departures for those who maybe do not feature as often.
“We work internally and there is a lot of planning involved of which I am a part, but we will see how the market progresses.”
So that looks like the way is clear for Arsenal to get Suarez, but now it seems that the player himself has rejected the deals on offer from Barca. It all sounds complicated to me, so I’ll just post this quote from the Express…..
Arsenal and Barcelona have been in talks over a deal this month.
But the transfer is OFF after Suarez himself told Barca manager Ernesto Valverde that he is staying at the Nou Camp, Mundo Deportivo claim.
Valverde was willing to send Suarez out on loan until the end of the season.
Arsenal were ready to pay a €2million loan fee to secure the player, plus having an option to make the move permanent.
But Suarez does not seem interested in that plan.
Barcelona therefore suggested Suarez go on loan while signing a contract extension at Barca past 2020.
But the player was not willing to do that either.
Instead, he will remain at the Nou Cam until the summer, where he will then enter the last 12 months of his contract.
It looks increasingly likely that Suarez will then be sold on the cheap.