Manchester City youngster Denis Suarez joins Barcelona

Denis Suarez

Barcelona have signed Manchester City youngster Denis Suarez for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old, who helped Spain reach the quarter-finals of the Fifa Under-20 World Cup this summer, will join Barcelona's B team.

Suarez made two appearances for City during his time in England, both in the League Cup.

Meanwhile, Barcelona striker Lionel Messi suffered bruising to his thigh

Messi, 26, was substituted at half-time of Wednesday's first leg of the Spanish Super Cup as a precaution after he felt pain in his leg.

Barcelona visit Malaga in the second round of the Spanish league on Sunday but it is not known if their record goalscorer will be able to play.