The arrival of Philippe Coutinho has further reduced Denis Suarez’s playing time at FC Barcelona.
Arrived from Villarreal in the summer of 2016, Denis Suarez was in the papers of Luis Enrique last season.
Even if he did not leave the midfielder in the middle of the Rakitic-Busquets-Iniesta trident, the 24-year-old Galician came in regularly and played the low-stakes matches. But things have changed a lot since …
The key to its future is Iniesta
Ernesto Valverde obviously does not have the same opinion as his predecessor about him. This season, he has aligned Suarez only 982 minutes against 1118 a year earlier. Especially since the arrival of Philippe Coutinho, Suarez is not even in the group on match days. Sunday against Alavès, he was asked to sit in the stands for the third time in a row.
Although Barça plays regularly with four circles, the horizon of Suarez darkens. But the « Blaugranas » do not seem determined to let go. So, the only hope for him lies in the future of Andres Iniesta.
Since signing his extension, the iconic attacking midfielder decides at the end of June if he goes back for a year or not. If he retired at the end of the year, Suarez could expect a little more play time.