Barcelona midfielder on the verge of completing a move to Arsenal

Barcelona star Denis Suarez is close to completing a move to Arsenal after falling out of favour at the Camp Nou.

Denis Suarez worked under Unai Emery former Spanish manager at Sevilla on loan and the Gunners are expected to pay around £14million to complete the deal, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. The Spaniard’s arrival will be viewed as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey who looks set to join Juventus on a free transfer.

The Welshman is out of contract at the end of the season and Juventus would be happy to purchase him this month to avoid a scramble for his signature at the end of the season. However, Arsenal see little value in offloading Ramsey now and want to keep him for the remainder of the campaign as they target a spot in the top four.

The 24-year old has one cap for Spain and was tracked by Roma and AC Milan before the Gunners pipped the Serie A giants to his signature. The midfielder spent two years in Manchester City’s (2011-2013) academy but was allowed to move back to Spain as he was homesick.

Emery would like to strengthen at centre-back in the January transfer window but the Gunners are short on funds and may have to sell before they can buy again.

Author’s take:

The midfielder has made just two league appearances so far this term and at 24 years of age Suarez is desperate for regular first team football.

Whereas Unai Emery is keen on strengthening his squad, Gunners are short on funds at the moment so they have to give up on their Welshman in order to sign The Barcelona star.


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