Villarreal sensation Denis Suarez has snubbed up to three different proposals from Tottenham, Arsenal and Napoli to return to Barcelona at the end of the current campaign, according to Sport. The Catalan giants had already previously confirmed their intention to activate a buy-back option to lure him back to the Nou Camp following his impressive campaign at the Yellow Submarine.
The 22-year-old moved to the Barcelona academy from the Manchester City academy in the summer of 2013 as a prospect for the future. He enjoyed a productive first season at the Catalan second team before being sent on loan to Sevilla last season to give him some first-team football.
However, the Spaniard struggled to secure regular time at the Europe League winners and Barcelona opted to cash-in with him last summer for an undisclosed fee to Villarreal. Yet, the Catalan kept an option to buy him back for €3.25m (£2.56m) at the end of the season in case he managed to prove to the Catalans that he could have a long-term future at the Nou Camp.
Suarez needed little time to showed his talent to Barcelona officials and Luis Enrique's side eventually tried to re-sign him during the January transfer window.
Villarreal then blocked his exit, as the buy-back option was not effective during mid-season, but Barcelona sporting director recently confirmed that Suarez will "probably" make the move back to Nou Camp in the summer.
Sport reported earlier this week that Barcelona made the next step to make him their first summer signing after sealing the final details of the agreement with Villarreal on Tuesday 10 May, adding that the player will travel to Villarreal to put pen on paper to the deal after the Copa del Rey final between Barcelona and Sevilla on 22 May.
The Catalan publication claimed then that the agreement included a clause that will see Villarreal compensated if the versatile midfielder is sold within two seasons.
Now Sport has revealed that the player has turned down three offers from Arsenal, Tottenham and Napoli to move back to Barcelona instead.
The report claims that the two London clubs had approached the player in recent times after he had caught their attention during a season in which he has been a crucial player in helping Villarreal secure the La Liga top four and reach the Europe League semi-final.
Arsenal and Spurs, according to Sport, were ready to negotiate with Barcelona a deal once the Catalan exercise the buy-back option from Villarreal. Yet, Suarez rejected their approaches as he still "dreams" to play at the Nou Camp.
Marca already reported earlier this month that the two London clubs and even Manchester City have all made inquiries about the availability of Villarreal sensation Denis Suarez ahead of the summer transfer window,