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Luis Suarez bids farewell to Arsenal-bound Denis Suarez

botchway January 31, 2019


Luis Suarez bid his Barcelona team-mate Denis Suarez an emotional farewell ahead of the midfielder’s loan move to Arsenal.

The London-bound Spaniard said his goodbyes in the Barcelona dressing room on Tuesday with the switch on the verge of completion.

Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez posted a good luck message on his Instagram stories writing ‘Good luck little Galician in this new challenge’ alongside a picture of the pair embracing.

Denis Suarez, 25, is set to be reunited with Unai Emery, his former manager at Sevilla, after a loan fee of £1.8million was agreed with a £20m option to make permanent the move in the summer.

He missed Barcelona’s training session on Tuesday and was left out of the squad for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey quarter-final, second leg against Sevilla.

With the January transfer window closing on Thursday night, the loan is expected to be concluded quickly.

Barcelona had wanted to cash in this month with a £17m deal to Sevilla or Real Betis because his contract expires in 18 months, but the player refused to join those clubs.

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde admitted on Tuesday: ‘Denis Suarez is on the verge of joining Arsenal. There is not much left to make it official.’

Credit: dailymail.co.uk


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