The latest edition of Football Transfer News looks at a potential loan move for Denis Suarez and a new striker for Tottenham. There is also an update on a player leaving Manchester United, and one whom the club appear to have missed out on.
Football Transfer News: Denis Suarez, Andy Carroll, Matteo Darmian and Eder Militao
Arsenal to Swoop for Suarez
Arsenal are preparing a loan offer for Barcelona’s Denis Suarez. Funds are restricted at the Emirates, so a permanent move isn’t on the table. However, Unai Emery remains keen to add a playmaker to his midfield.
Denis Suarez, 25, has only made two league appearances for Barcelona this season. The biggest stumbling block could be Barcelona’s insistence on a pre-agreed future transfer. Suarez only has eighteen months left on his contract and Barcelona are keen to avoid losing him for nothing.
Last weekend Suarez interacted with Arsenal on social media, boosting fan’s hopes of a deal. However, if the club cannot agree a future fee with Barcelona, Suarez’s interest will be irrelevant.
Carroll to Solve Spurs Striker Woes?
With Harry Kane out injured until March and Fernando Llorente out of form, Tottenham are targeting West Ham’s Andy Carroll. With his contract due to expire in the summer, West Ham are reportedly willing to sell Carroll for as little as £2 million.
Carroll has been plagued by injury throughout his career, but a cut-price deal could appeal to Spurs. With Tottenham clinging on to hopes of a title challenge, a low-price, low-cost deal could make sense.
Carroll’s style of play differs from that of Harry Kane but could work. With high-quality crossers of the ball, Carroll’s physical prowess could add a new dimension to Tottenham’s attack.
With no goals to his name this season, a change of scene could greatly benefit Carroll. Whether West Ham are willing to sell could depend on Marko Arnautovic‘s future.
Matteo Darmian Leaving Manchester United
Reports from Italy suggest that Matteo Darmian is on the verge of joining Juventus. The deal will be a loan move, with an optional £8 million future fee agreed.
Darmian has struggled for playing time this season, making only five league appearances. Should Darmian depart, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could recall Timothy Fosu-Mensah from his loan at Fulham.
United Defender Blow
Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Porto’s Eder Militao, 21. The highly-rated defender’s agent has reportedly told United that his client has decided to join Real Madrid in the summer.
United had been keen to bring in the centre-back this month, despite only joining Porto from Sao Paulo in August 2018. Madrid have agreed a €50 million fee, worth ten times more than what Porto paid for the defender.