Spanish under-21 international Denis Suarez has joined Villarreal from Barcelona, although the European champions will have a buy-back option on the player for the next two seasons.
Suarez joined Sevilla on a two-year loan at the start of last season, but, despite playing his part as the Andalusians won the Europa League for a fourth time, has seen his first-team opportunities at the Sanchez Pizjuan limited.
That loan agreement has now been cut short to allow the 21-year-old to join Villarreal.
"Barcelona, Sevilla and Villarreal have reached an agreement for the transfer of Denis Suarez to the Castellon club," Barcelona said in a statement on Saturday.
"The player was on loan at Sevilla in an operation ended at the end of this 2015/16 season.
"The azulgrana will maintain their buy-back option at the end of this season. Additionally, FC Barcelona will have a second buy-back option at the end of the 2016/17 season and first-option on the player in the future if they don't exercise the buy-back options."
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