Barcelona sign Denis Suarez

Aung Thu at Muangthong United

Barcelona have signed former Manchester City prospect Denis Suarez on a four-year contract.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder arrives at the Nou Camp from Villarreal, for whom he signed last August after spending two years on the books of Barcelona ‘B’.

A statement published on Barca’s official website on Monday revealed the Catalans had paid 3.25 million euros to buy Suarez back from Villarreal, with a buy-out clause for the player set at 50m euros.

Suarez, who scored four La Liga goals for the Yellow Submarine as they finished fourth in the league last season, will undergo a medical on Tuesday.

The Galician joined City from Celta Vigo in May 2011 and made two cup appearances before moving to Barcelona ‘B’ in August 2013.

A Europa League winner with Sevilla, where he spent the 2014-15 campaign on loan, Suarez made his senior Spain debut as a substitute in a friendly match against Bosnia earlier this year.

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