Villarreal star Denis Suarez has claimed that he will wait until the end of the season to make a decision over his future after Barcelona technical director Robert Fernandez recently revealed that the Catalans are likely to get him back at the Camp Nou. The 22-year-old versatile midfielder admitted that the La Liga giants already tried to secure his services during the January transfer window but manager Marcelino Garcia Toral refused to let him go mid-season.
The Spaniard moved to the Barcelona second team from Manchester City's academy in the summer of 2013. Yet, after just one impressive season with the Catalans he was loaned to Sevilla on what was meant to be a two-year loan. Villarreal, however, broke the agreement between the Catalans and the Andalucian outfit last summer to lure him to the Madrigal stadium on permanent basis – but with Barcelona keeping an option to buy him back for around €3m (£2.4m, $3.4m) at the end of the current campaign.
Following an excellent first part of the campaign with Villarreal, Barcelona tried to get his services earlier during the January transfer window after the club failed to get Celta Vigo forward Nolito as they couldn't afford to pay his €18m release clause. Villarreal, however, turned down Barcelona as the buy-back option was only effective for the summer.
The Catalans technical director admitted last month that Barcelona will "probably" trigger the €3m clause at the end of the current campaign to finally lure him back to the Camp Nou, as Luis Enrique values his versatility to play both on the wings and in the middle.
Suarez has now admitted that the possibility to return to Barcelona exists but he doesn't want to think about it yet because he is focus in finishing the season with Villarreal in the best possible way – his club are fourth in La Liga and in contention to secure Champions League football next season.
"We will see what happened at the end of the season. Right now I don't think whether I will go to Barcelona or not. Thinking about it now would be unfair to myself and Villarreal because my performance will go down as I would be unfocused. At the end of the season we will sit down to talk about it (with Barcelona) and we will see whether I will go back to Barcelona or if I continue at Villarreal," Suarez said to Sport You.
"It is true that Barcelona tried to resign me during the January transfer window but it didn't happen. Villarreal refused to let me go and I understand their decision. It was logical. I am very grateful for Villarreal because they bet on me in the summer and I think that I am responding well on the pitch.
"I took the decision to join Villarreal last summer and I think it was the right one. I am enjoying it here and we are doing well, both me individually and the team."