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Welcome, Denis Suárez!

In a complicated deal, Villarreal has paid Sevilla to take on the attacking midfielder; we have signed him to a four-year contract, but Barcelona have reserved a buyback option for the first two.

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Denis Suárez has officially joined the Yellow Submarine.  His career trajectory has been interesting--started out in Celta's cantera, then was snapped up by Manchester City.  In two years there he never made any first-team appearances in the league, but was quite successful in their youth squad, being voted young player of the year (this at age 19).

Man City sold him to Barcelona, where he played for Barca B.  He was then sent on a two-year loan to Sevilla in July 2014; he scored the winning goal in Sevilla's victory over Rijeka in the Europa League group stage, which sent them through to the knockout stages and.....oh, well, you know.

Barcelona have retained a buyback option for the first two years of our four-year deal.  The terms have been reported as Villarreal pays Sevilla €4m; Barca can buy Suarez back for €3m in summer 2016 and €6m in summer 2017.  After that, they retain some ability to receive part of a fee in event of a sale.

Suarez has been a member of Spain's U-17 and U-19 sides; he'll turn 22 in January.  Excellent speed, good crossing abillity and finishing (he scored three goals in the EL, including one against us).

Some highlights here (yeah, he starts off with a miss and hitting a post, it gets better):