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Barcelona buy back midfielder Suarez from Villarreal

Britain Football Soccer - Villarreal Training - Anfield, Liverpool, England - 4/5/16 Villarreal's Denis Suarez during training Action Images via Reuters / Craig Brough Livepic
Britain Football Soccer - Villarreal Training - Anfield, Liverpool, England - 4/5/16Villarreal's Denis Suarez during trainingAction Images via Reuters / Craig BroughLivepic

(Reuters) - Spanish champions Barcelona have exercised the buy-back clause to re-sign midfielder Denis Suarez from Villarreal, the Catalan club announced on Monday.

The 22-year-old has signed a four-year contract with an option of extending it for a further year after Barcelona agreed to pay 3.25 million euros ($3.62 million) to re-sign Suarez, whose buy-out clause has been set at 50 million euros.

The attacking midfielder made 48 appearances during his one season at the El Madrigal and played a key role in helping the club finished fourth in La Liga to earn a Champions League playoff spot and reach the Europa League semi-finals.

The former Manchester City player will undergo a medical on Tuesday and will be unveiled on Wednesday.

($1 = 0.8989 euros)

(Reporting by Nivedita Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by John O'Brien)

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