Barcelona target Denis Suarez has warned Real Madrid that Villarreal are going to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night (20 April) with hopes to secure the three points, while giving a hand to his potential future club in the title-race. The Spaniard, nevertheless, admits he is still alive to the possibility of moving to the Nou Camp during the summer transfer window, after the Catalans already tried to sign him during the January transfer window.
Suarez moved to the Barcelona second team in the summer of 2013 from Manchester City with hopes to breakthrough into the first-team in the long-term. The Catalans, however, opted to send him to Sevilla on loan last season, before selling him to Villarreal last summer on permanent basis. However, they kept the option to buy him back for around €3 million (£2.4m, $3.4m) at the end of the current campaign.
Barcelona tried to lure him back earlier than expected during the January transfer window after the 22-year-old proved to be one of the sensations of the campaign. However, the fourth-placed side in La Liga refused to negotiate his departure at mid-season. The Catalans recently confirmed that Suarez will probably make the move at the end of the season but first he will have a perfect opportunity to help his former and potential future side in the title-race, with the Yellow Submarine ready to visit the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
"I think that we are one of the toughest teams that Real Madrid will face in the fixtures remaining. We are fighting to be in the Champions League. We will go to the Bernabeu to try to get a positive result, "Suarez said to Onda Cero.
"I wish to score in the Bernabeu. I prefer to score at the Bernabeu over the Nou Camp because the game at the Bernabeu is the closest for us."
Suarez, meanwhile, believes that Barcelona remain as the favourites to win La Liga despite having suffered three consecutive defeats, as they are still leading the table and have better fixtures than their Madrid rivals.
"I think Barcelona have more affordable fixtures than Real Madrid and Atletico. But it will be difficult but Barca Atletico have been very reliable for years. They take the game as a final."
Meanwhile, asked about his potential transfer to Barcelona, he replied: "The manager told me that he didn't want me to leave me and also the president. I understand it. I'm happy here. I want to finish the season strong, hoping to win the Europe League and securing a place for the Champions League next season.
"The return to Barcelona, we will see whether it happens at the end of the season. It's good that other clubs keep an eye on me but right now I do not think about what might happen. I want to finish the season at a very high level and get into the Champions League, that would be a major boost for Villarreal. Then we will see whether I return to Barcelona or I stay here."