Although Barcelona had, yesterday, accidentally leaked Denis Suárez’s departure from the club on their official website, the Spaniard’s loan move to Arsenal has finally been made official.
Arsenal have confirmed the loan signing of Spanish midfielder Denis Suárez from Barcelona. The 25-year-old signed a one-year extension with the Spanish club in order to force through the move and it has been reported that the Gunners will have an option to sign the midfielder in the summer for a fee believed to be around €25-30 million (£21.7-£26m).
Originally, it had been reported that Barcelona were unwilling to agree to Arsenal’s demands as they wanted either a mandatory future fee in the agreement or for Suárez to agree to an extension to maintain his market value.
Everton have officially announced the permanent signings of winger Bernard as well as Barcelona duo Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes.
Bernard joins the Toffees after his contract expired at Shakhtar Donetsk last season whilst Mina joins the club from Barcelona for a fee believed to be around £28.7m. Gomes also joins the club from the La Liga winners.
Barcelona and Everton have had a strong relationship in this window, with the clubs also agreeing to a deal for left-back Lucas Digne. In regards to the Mina transfer, the Spanish club have inserted a buy-back clause that can be activated at any time.
A host of Premier League clubs were reportedly interested in signing Bernard (like Arsenal and Liverpool) and Mina (like Manchester United), but it was Everton who were able to get both deals over the line. Also, the signing of Gomes will give the midfielder a fresh start in the Premier League where he’ll get some much-needed game-time.