Denis Suarez to Arsenal: The talks between Arsenal and Barcelona for a loan-move for Suarez are now broken.
Arsenal have been heavily linked with the signing of Denis Suarez on loan. The club’s head coach, Unai Emery has spoken about the possibility of the move on multiple occasions.
While Emery stated that a permanent transfer is out of the question as the club cannot sign players, there was heavy speculation over a loan move.
However, it has now been reported by English media outlet Daily Mail that the talks between Barcelona and Arsenal for Suarez’s loan deal have broken down.
Here are more details on the transfer saga:
Denis Suarez to Arsenal:
It was reported earlier that Barcelona had given their ‘go-ahead’ for the move for Suarez to join Arsenal.
Italian outlet Calciomercato also reported that a loan move amounting to 2 million euros loan-fee was close, with an obligatory buy-out clause for the summer.
Denis Suarez has decided to stay at #FCB at least till the end of the season after it became clear that #AFC would not agree the €20-25m obligatory clause to buy after the loan that Barcelona wanted to include in the deal pic.twitter.com/4mA38REoA9
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) January 23, 2019
Edu Polo [reliable]: #AFC could not reach agreement with #FCB over the mandatory purchase clause. Barca were open to make it an option rather than an obligation should Denis extend his contract but hr ultimately refused. Talks broke down.https://t.co/vEodPJMEUS
— Arsènic™ (@MrArsenicTM) January 23, 2019
However, Daily Mail has now claimed that Arsenal have failed to agree over a permanent transfer for the player.
The news comes as a big blow for the club, who, reportedly already saw a bid rejected for Manchester United’s Eric Bailly earlier this month.
Unai Emery has worked with Denis Suarez in the past and was hopeful of a reunion with the midfielder at Arsenal, but the club’s financial constraints are said to be the reason behind the failure to agree on a permanent deal.
Denis Suarez previously played under Unai Emery during his time at Sevilla, where he played 47 games across all competitions as the Spanish side lifted the Europa League trophy that season.
— Cannon Insider (@CannonInsider) January 22, 2019
Earlier, this is what Emery said in the press conference:
“We cannot sign permanently. We can only loan players. Only loan players.
“I can say to you that the club is working, the club is telling me the different situations in each moment. [But] At the moment, we haven’t had any news today about that.”
If Arsenal have indeed failed to agree on a permanent transfer for Suarez, it looks highly unlikely that the club will oversee an incoming loan-move this month.
The side is currently fifth in the Premier League table and is level on points with Manchester United, who visit Emirates Stadium this week as both the sides aim to secure a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup.