Arsenal Linked With Barcelona Midfielder Suarez

Suarez Has Worked Previously With Emery

Denis Suarez Arsenal transfer newsArsenal are in talks over the signing of Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez.

The 24-year-old spent two seasons as an academy player at Manchester City before moving back to his homeland in 2013. Since then he has struggled to make an impression in the Barca first team making just 16 starts in La Liga in the past three seasons.

Suarez has also had spells out on loan. One of those was with Sevilla in the 2014-15 campaign when he worked with current Gunners boss Unai Emery.

The midfielder – who has one full international cap for Spain under his belt – is under contract at the Nou Camp until 2020. Arsenal would be expected to pay around £20million.

The north London side’s director of football Raul Sanllehi knows the Barcelona hierarchy very well having worked at the Catalan side before he moved to the Emirates in February of last year.

Suarez is being seen as a potential replacement for Aaron Ramsey who looks set to leave Arsenal on a free transfer at the end of the season. Juventus look set to announce his signature although the Serie A side have also been linked with a January move for the Welshman.