The name of Denis Suárez is increasingly gaining more strength as a possible signing for Barça ahead of next season. The Galician is at a very high level, giving many alternatives in the midfield of Villarreal, where he is currently playing in La Liga and Europa League —on Thursday they could be qualified for the final if they are able to keep the 1-0 advantage of the first leg against Liverpool.
Here you review for aspects that made us think he could be a good option for FC Barcelona's first team.
Denis Suárez has been chosen by the fans of Villarreal as the best player of the team in April, in a monthly vote in which the midfielder was also chosen in November. 1 goal and 3 assists (all three in the Europa League) in the eight games he has played this month. In a Villarreal filled of good-shape players, the fans recognized the work of Denis Suarez ahead of players like Bruno or Cedrik Bakambu, also very influential in the game of Castellón team.
We are not talking about a case similar to Sergi Roberto, but with Denis Suárez, Villarreal can cover several positions. It is true that in the 4-4-2 normally used by Marcelino, Villarreal's coach, Denis has been used to playing in one of the sides of the midfield, mainly on the left (band changed) but also approaching the right part from time to time. However, when the picture has changed, he has also occasionally played as defensive midfielder, behind the two strikers, as in the 4-2-3-1 against Las Palmas in the first half of the season. Finally, let's recall his time at Barça B, with the usual 4-3-3, being placed in one of the two center midfield positions, taking advantage of his ability for one on one actions.
The coach's confidence
Denis Suárez decided signing for Villarreal when he still had one year loan contract in Sevilla (he was owned by Barça) because he believed he would have more minutes in Villarreal. Marcelino really trusts in him, so he is the 6th most used player in the squad, participating in 45 of the 49 matches, more than 3,000 minutes of competition. Last season he played 2,400 minutes in 46 games with Sevilla.
If you look at offensive data of Denis Suarez regarding goals scored, the numbers are pretty much the same. Last season, he scored 6, and so far this season he has scored 5. The main difference is in the number of assists, with an important growth. 13 assists so far this season, in comparison to the 4 last season. The speed of Bakambu and the intelligent movement of Soldado have been big invitations to the accuracy of Denis, who gave speed to many attacks of Villarreal.
His name is on the list, and Barça won't forget him. Denis Suárez is the trendy Villarreal player.