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La Liga side Celta Vigo have agreed on a deal to sign ex-Arsenal loanee Denis Suarez from Barcelona for a fee that could rise to €16million.

Suarez endured a disappointing loan at Arsenal in 2018-19, making just four appearances for the Gunners before a groin injury cut his season short.

A statement on Barcelona's official website said: "FC Barcelona expressly thanks Denis Suarez for his commitment and dedication and wish him a lot of success in the future."

Suarez spoke about his ambition to remain in LaLiga earlier in the month, telling El Larguero: "My goal is to stay in the Spanish league.

"I have been in Barcelona for two months recovering from the injury and nobody from Barca has told me anything."


The 25-year-old has had two spells at Barcelona, first signing for the club in August 2013 from Manchester City before being loaned out to Sevilla a year later.

He made a €4m switch to Villarreal in August 2015 but, less than a year later, Barcelona exercised a buyback option and he enjoyed his best season at Camp Nou in 2016-17, making 26 LaLiga appearances for the Blaugrana.

Suarez's previous appearance in LaLiga came in December 2018, when he featured in Barcelona's 5-0 drubbing of Levante.