Roig: Villarreal tried for Cheryshev

Villarreal President Fernando Roig confirms the club tried to sign Denis Cheryshev from Real Madrid, and explains Denis Suarez’s situation.

Suarez has been linked with a return to Barcelona having been on La Blaugrana’s books before a move to Sevilla, later venturing to El Madrigal, and it’s been reported Barca can bring Suarez back.

“He’s our player, with one condition, that Barca can take him back at the end of the season,” Roig clarified, AS reports.

“We took over the agreement between Barca and Sevilla but didn’t think about a mid-season return to Barca.

“He’s a very important player for us and there is definitely no agreement for the middle of the season. The end of the season, if Barca decide, is possible.”

It had been reported that Villarreal would let Suarez go back to Barca if they could get Cheryshev back from Madrid, having had the Russia winger on loan last season.

“We tried [for Cheryshev] but there was no way to agree,” Roig revealed, stopping short of confirming the chain of transfers involving Suarez.

“He was an important player last year, he had time and we evaluated him. He had a season of too many injuries at Sevilla and played very well for Villarreal.

“We thought it went well and I imagine he did too. We made the effort, did everything, for him to come back but this is a difficult market.”

Tags Denis Cheryshev Denis Suarez Fernando Roig