Denis Suárez‘s excellent performances at Villarreal haven’t gone unnoticed, prompting Luis Enrique to move to bring the former ‘Azulgranas’ youngster back to Catalonia in January.
It won’t be a matter of clicking their fingers for ‘Los Blaugranas’ to get their man however. Nevertheless, the possible arrival of Denis Cheryshev, whom Marcelino has set his sights on, would open the door for the Spain under-21 international to return to the club he signed for in 2013.
Luis Enrique has asked Josep Maria Bartomeu to open negotiations with the Villarreal hierarchy. Discussions on a fee are already underway and Villarreal could pocket 4.5 million euros for the services of the former Manchester City man.
If the clubs are unable to reach an agreement, ‘Los Blaugranas’ could try to force matters by exercising their 3.2-million-euro buy-back clause, included in last summer’s three-way deal involving Barcelona, Villarreal and Sevilla. That said, this is a grey area as no release clause is believed to be applicable at this stage of the season.
A regular starter for the youth sides of the Spain national team, and now into his second full La Liga campaign, Suárez’s performances have stood out, not just on account of his ability on the ball, but also thanks to his versatility. He’s a player who buys into the brand of pure football played by Villarreal and Barcelona, and who can operate in the number 10 role (his natural position) or on either of the flanks.