Sky Sports transfer expert believes Arsenal will convince Barcelona to let Suarez go if they fulfil one condition
- Dharmesh Sheth claims Barcelona will release the 25-year-old midfielder if the Gunners agree to include an obligatory buy-out clause.
- The Sky Sports expert reflects on the possibility of signing Ever Banega.
- However, he believes Suarez's move is more likely.
“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.
“We’re told that Suarez wants to do the move and he’s not getting much game time at Barcelona. He’s just made his seventh appearance of the season [in all competitions]. That’s where it stands with that one, he wants to come as far as we’re concerned.
“They’re also linked, Arsenal, unsurprisingly with a guy called Ever Banega. Again, Sevilla. Emery described him as a very good player when he was asked about him and they know each other as well from their time in Spain. Banega, Suarez or maybe both? I think Suarez looks like a goer.”
Emery has recently confirmed that Arsenal can only sign players on loan in January:
“We cannot sign permanently,” the head 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.”