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DENIS SUAREZ “looks like a goer” if Arsenal are willing to taken him on loan with an obligation to sign him permanently at the end of the season.
That is according to Sky Sports transfer expert Dharmesh Sheth.
Suarez has faded into the background at Barcelona under Ernesto Valverde this season, playing just 17 minutes in the league.
Despite re-signing the midfielder in 2016, the Catalan club are once again willing to let the 25-year-old leave.
Gunners boss Unai Emery has publicly expressed his desire to sign a player “at left or right wing” this winter, but admitted last week that the club are unable to make long-term signings.
“We cannot sign permanently,” the Spanish coach said. “We can only loan players.
“I know the club is working on possibilities of which players can help us with big performances like we need now. I cannot say more.”
Given the club’s stance, Emery is hopeful of securing Suarez on a loan, and Sky Sports pundit Sheth believes Arsenal will get their man.
“As it stands, we’re talking about Arsenal only wanting loans,” Sheth told the Transfer Talk podcast.
“They want to bring Barcelona’s Denis Suarez in on a loan move.
“They know each other very well, Emery and Suarez, he played under Emery in the 2014/15 season when he was on loan at Sevilla.
“Barcelona would, we think, be happy to do a deal, but provided it came with an obligation to buy Denis Suarez in the summer.