Barcelona are still working on the return of Denis Suarez, who would become the third 'signing' of the summer. Everything indicates that Sevilla are ready to give up the second year of the loan deal, which would allow him to return to Barça. The Blaugrana are waiting on FIFA's word to see if it is a viable option, considering the current transfer ban the club is under.
Luis Enrique asked for Suarez to come back one month ago. The Asturian coach feels the youngster can help the team during the first six months of the season. He already has experience in the Primera Division and would definitely get game time before January, when Aleix Vidal and Arda Turan can begin to play. However, the brakes were initially put on because FIFA advised he could not be called back.
But things have changed. The first operation could not be completed because Barça wanted to pay Sevilla to break the loan, which FIFA would have treated as a normal transfer. Now, it is Sevilla who will return the player after one year of his loan deal, which is supposed to continue for a second year. The Andalusian club can either keep him for another season on loan, take up their option to buy for six million euros or return him to Barça.
The final option would allow Denis Suarez to be registered with Barça for the new campaign. As the player has a contract with the Catalan club, it would be within his working rights to be able to play. Despite this, Barça want to be sure this is the case and have consulted with FIFA one final time before allowing Sevilla to send him back. If it does prove to be the case, Denis could even begin training with the club this coming week. Luis Enrique is behind the deal and is waiting for news.
Denis has already begun pre-season with Sevilla, but he is by the phone waiting for the go-ahead to pack his bags. He's ready for the challenge that will be posed by Barça's first team. In the future, Sevilla will probably then be able to call on a favour from Barça, although it's clear that there is a very good relationship between the two clubs. Unai Emery has also given his OK to Denis' exit.