Not so sure this is the case. He’s already been at City and Barcelona. A club like Arsenal is probably his ceiling.
Please revise your answer
Loan with an option to buy? Wouldn’t be against it.
Sounds like another completely meh signing who wouldnt start for our rivals and is just another body we can throw on to not fix the underlying issue that our first 11 isnt even up to scratch with massive holes in it. Hopefully we can get this one on a loan and reevaluate in the summer.
Has to be a loan with an option to buy really, that would be the sensible option. Wouldn’t like the idea of binding ourselves to a Europa League talent long term.
I do like the idea of integrating more players who fit more with style emery is trying to impose.
I’m happy to be proven wrong, but if I can’t see why Barca would agree a loan to buy deal.
Sounds like the perfect option tbh.
Up to Sanllehi to secure a decent deal.
@ArsenalFanNoTV - No better place to advertise your deadwood than in the Premier League. Barca prefer English buyers because even mid level clubs have more cash to structure transfer deals better and reputation to attract these players.
You see alot of loans of fringe Barca players to England for those reasons
Yeah I get that, but what makes you think they would settle for a loan-to-buy sort of deal than getting the cash up front and getting rid?
Like I said, I would be happy to be proven wrong because as an Arsenal fan it is in the interest of us. I just don’t see them settling easily for that deal.
D.Suárez will likely turn out like Deulofeu, Mina, and Gomes. Good players, but certainly not good enough for any top team. It’s amazing how much garbage Barca have had on their bench recently. They still need to shift Munir and a few others too.
When is last time we loaned a player with option to buy?
I don’t think we’ve done one in the last five to ten years.
Munir is leaving on a free in the summer - think I read he doesn’t want to sign a new deal and rejected Barcelona’s offer.
Yeah you’re right actually, I think I read that the other day!
It’s crazy to think how highly I rated him when I first saw him play at Barcelona and subsequently how his career has turned out
Is he really total crap or worth taking a punt on?
Yeah and he tried to switch allegiance to Morocco for the WC in the summer and it was like fuck off lol. You didn’t want to play for Morocco when you were a highly rated La Masia graduate now you want to play for us when you basically look bang average.
Having said that we really lack a goal scorer so if he FIFA did let him switch I’d undoubtedly support him.
Not worth it in any capacity. Should do well playing for a mid table Spanish team.
I remember that at the time! There was lots of speculation about him waiting for a Spain call up when he first broke through, which subsequently never arrived haha.
Still, as much as Morroco lacked a goalscorer I don’t think he would’ve been the guy
I don’t understand the loan-now-buy-later angle unless a relatively low fee was sorted before that option was exercised. I’m not familiar with how these kinds of deals are structured, because we could loan him and he turns out to be an integral part of our team for half the season, Barca are rubbing their hands together and want £40M now.
If the option right now is that you can pick him up for around £10M, it’s worth taking the gamble. We could recoup later by farming him out to Watford or someone in the future.
We’re not signing any Verratti’s or Kroos level players any time soon, so in that regard, we need to realise our current standing position in the football world and hoover the shit out of available talent.
The Spaniard, who has one international cap, won in 2016, is under contract with Barcelona until 2020 and would cost around £20m.
Europa League forever!