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ARSENAL TRANSFER NEWS: Denis Suarez looks set to make a move from Barcelona to Arsenal this month.
The 25-year-old utility midfielder has not featured much at the Nou Camp lately, and reports suggest he could be on his way to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery managed him while he was on loan at Sevilla in 2014-15, and has made it clear he is a big fan of the once-capped Spain international.
But Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth, speaking on the Transfer Talk podcast, has an interesting take on Suarez’s scenario.
He said: “Reports suggest that Barcelona do not want to let Suarez go, but he only has 18 months left on his contract.
“It’s such a dangerous time if you’re a player and if you’re a club managing that player.
There’s no offer of a new [contract] as it stands, so this window is the time to maximise his transfer fee. It looks like this one could be a goer.”
“He fits the criteria that Emery was looking for, playing a position on the left or right wing.
“Our colleagues at Sky in Italy say a deal is close.
“Now Emery does know Suarez very well.
“Perhaps significantly, there was a picture of Ivan Rakitic and Denis Suarez on their way to the Getafe game [that Barca played] over the weekend, so Suarez did travel to the match on Sunday but he did not make the 18-man squad.”