Celta Vigo have officially secured the signing of FC Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, after the Célticos agreed to pay the Catalan giants a €16million.
Barcelona and Celta Vigo reached an agreement for the transfer of Denis Suarez. The Galician club will pay Barcelona 12.9 million euros ($14.66 million) plus 3.1 (million) in variables,” Barca announced in a statement.
“Barcelona would like to publicly express its gratitude to Denis Suarez for his commitment and dedication and wish him every bit of luck and success in the future.”
— RC Celta (@RCCelta) June 30, 2019
Spaniard Suarez, 25, came through Celta’s academy and played for the reserves before moving to Manchester City aged 17 but he never played a competitive game for the Premier League side.
He returned to Spain in 2013 to join Barcelona’s reserve team and then went out on loan to Sevilla and Villarreal before finally breaking into Barca’s first team in 2016, making a total of 16 La Liga starts for the Catalans in two campaigns.
Suarez spent the second half of the 2018/19 season on loan at Arsenal after falling out of favour under Ernesto Valverde, but the midfielder failed to make much of an impact with the Emirate outfit as he struggled to match up 5 games under Unai Emery.
The 25-year old exit has appeared inevitable for quite some time, with the player even conceding that he was anticipating for a move away from Camp Nou this summer.
“What I want is to leave Barça and play again,” he said in a recent interview, as per Sport.
“I’d prefer to stay in LaLiga. I’ve spent the last two months in Barcelona recuperating from my injury and no one at Barça has said anything to me.”