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Copa del Rey: Boateng poised for debut as Barcelona axe Suárez

Copa del Rey: Boateng poised for debut as Barcelona axe Suárez

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Denis Suárez has been cut from Barcelona's squad to face Sevilla in the Copa del Rey after Kevin-Prince Boateng's signing was ratified.

Kevin-Prince Boateng is in line to make his Barcelona debut against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, with midfielder Denis Suárez the odd man out

Boateng sealed surprise move to LaLiga club this week

Boateng completed a shock loan switch from Sassuolo on Tuesday, providing Ernesto Valverde with cover in attack following the departure of Munir El Haddadi to Sevilla. 

The 31-year-old was named in a 19-man squad for the trip to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, with Lionel Messi handed a rest

Suárez linked with January exit from Barcelona

However, Barcelona have now confirmed that the ratification of Boateng's transfer by Spain's football authorities means Suarez has been cut from the matchday 18

Former Manchester City, Sevilla and Villarreal midfielder Suárez has been persistently linked with a move to Arsenal during this transfer window, seemingly as a replacement for the reportedly Juventus-bound Wales international Aaron Ramsey.