25-year-old agrees terms to join Arsenal – Emery offers transfer update

By on January 10, 2019

The January transfer window is open and managers are working hard on strengthening their squads and identifying targets for the summer so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest rumours. Today, the latest on Arsenal’s pursuit of Denis Suarez…

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Unai Emery has offered a transfer update amid reports Arsenal are thrashing out a deal with Barcelona to sign Denis Suarez after the midfielder agreed personal terms over a move.

Suarez has been strongly linked with a move to north London in recent weeks after making it clear he wants a fresh challenge having failed to establish himself under Ernesto Valverde at the Nou Camp this season.

The 25-year-old has played just 8 minutes of La Liga football so far this campaign and has reportedly informed Barca he wants to be reunited with Emery at Arsenal having played under the Spaniard during their time together at Sevilla.

Marca are reporting that Suarez has agreed terms with Arsenal over the move and Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has now personally got involved in negotiations after promising the midfielder he can leave this month.

However, the Spanish newspaper says there is yet to be an agreement between the two clubs as Arsenal want to sign Suarez on an initial loan while Barcelona want to sell in a permanent deal worth around £9m – £13.5m.

Negotiations are continuing but Marca suggest the most likely outcome is for Arsenal to sign Suarez on loan this month with a compulsory option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the season included in the deal.

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The key issue is that Arsenal don’t have funds available to buy players in January and Emery has now confirmed this during his press conference this afternoon ahead of Saturday’s trip to West Ham.

The Gunners boss was quizzed about the reported interest in Suarez and while Emery gave little away he did confirm the club are working on possible signings but any arrivals will have to be loan deals.

Emery is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News:

“We cannot sign anyone permanently. Only loan players this January.”

“I do not know his [Suarez] situation. But I know the club is working for the possibility of players who can help us with this condition (on loan).”

“The club is working, telling me each moment different situations can happen. At the moment, I haven’t got any news.”

Arsenal’s financial situation is expected to ease in the summer once money comes in from various commercial and TV deals but for now the club are working on a tight budget so can only bring in players on loan this month.

Suarez’s asking price will drop considerably by the summer as he has just 18 months left on his contract so understandably Barcelona want to protect his value now by demanding either a permanent sale or a guarantee any loan would turn permanent at the end of the season.

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We’ll have to wait and see whether Arsenal agree to such a condition but it’s going to be extremely difficult to sign top class players on loan in January so I’m not expecting too much action at the Emirates this month.

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3 Comments

  1. Werner

    January 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Arsenal getting linked with a crap load of players. But suprise suprise they don’t have money. How you gonna sign players without money. Maybe they must stop letting player leave for free. No wonder they can’t win anything. Or even get In the top 4. The club is nothing more then a joke

  2. Anirvan

    January 12, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    I am a Spurs fan but I wish the Arse well, since I believe the derby’s value gets diluted if both teams are not great. Arsenal, in my opinion, has been doing some smart business (last legacy of the Arsene). The round tripping of Giroud-Batshuayi-Aubameyang obviously worked to Arsenal’s favour. Chelsea gained nothing (they would have bee better off pitching directly for Auba, and Dortmund got saved due to the success of Paco Alcacer). Lacazette with Auba is a potentially dynamic pairing whose potential is yet to be fully realized, has happened in patches.Sanchez swap out against Mykhtarian pairs back Auba with the Armenian (injury has hampered, but the start was promising). Torreira and Guendouzi are very good signings. Ramsey making space for a winger in Suarez is also good. If Arsenal fixes deep defence, game on for next season. Hopefully, on the white side of London, we will retain Poch, Sen, Harry, Alli and keep building – so we can have a derby better than the Manchester one.

  3. Nick

    January 14, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Kroanke will ruing our football club iHATE that American tight fisted American .. it just shows what kind of selfish Human being he is he is even worst than his father. Why buy a football club if you are not a football fan , cos all he is interested in is making money and ruining our football club.. When things get really bad we will never forget or forgive Mr kroanke. pathetic fool go back home ( but sell our club to someone who will make Arsenal great again.. who ever is our manager it won’t make difference …………😡🤬

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