Quique Setién, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Éric Abidal, during the press conference of presentation


Setién will wait until next week before deciding if he wants a '9'

Published:16/01/2020 - 15:10h

Updated:16/01/2020 - 17:31h

Quique Setién is not sure if he needs to sign another '9' for Luis Suárez's injury. The Cantabrian will wait until next week to make a final decision. Abidal has already looked for options, although the club does not have much room for maneuver

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The injury of Luis Suárez has been a very hard stick for a FC Barcelona that did not think to do any movement in this market of wintry signings. The charrúa will be of drop until May and practically has said goodbye to this season. Without him, the culés have a serious problem in the forward, since there is not another '9' pure in the staff. it is speaking A lot of if the Barcelona need fichar a forward already, but in the club do not have it at all clear.

It seems that the last word will have it Quique Setién, that still has not decided at all on this subject. Sportive world signals that the Cantabrian does not want to precipitate with his diagnostic because before it prefers to see all the options that already has in the staff and in the filial. The ex of the Real Betis will expect until after playing against the Granada to decide what is the best.

If it was by the Barça would not arrive anybody in winter. The club thinks that with Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez does not do fault another forward, since it would subtract them minutes and would avoid that they continued his progression. Besides, there is not too money in box, since it has had to face up to the clear of Valverde, that has not been cheap, and the new wage of Setién. In spite of everything, Bartomeu will try to satisfy the needs of his new trainer.

If Setién asks a '9', Abidal will give him the list of possible incorporations in which it already works. The technical secretary barcelonista is studying the market and seeing which options could be better for the Barcelona. Fichar To a tip of category now is descartado, but could arrive an attacker of second line that know LaLiga. The Chimy Ávila, of Osasuna, could be the elected after his explosion this campaign.

The trainer of Cantabria, nevertheless, could find the solution to the drop of Suárez home. Antoine Griezmann has played in several occasions of forward and, although it is not where more comfortable is, could adapt well. The same sucedería with Leo Messi, that during a stage of his career shined of 'false 9'. Besides, it does not be necessary to forget that the own Setién warned that it could change the system, by what in a hypothetical 4-2-2 or 4-2-3-1, the figure of the tip would become distinct that with the 4-3-3 current.

Setién Could throw of Abel Ruiz

Also it is the option to plant up to Ansu Fati, that in the juvenile acted like forward centre some time. On the other hand, it is necessary to take into account also that Setién is used to to throw a lot of the quarry in all the teams in which it has been. If the santanderino sees that Abel Ruiz convinces him, perhaps decide to go up him to the first team until final of course. The Valencian is acting for García Pepper, but anybody doubts of his quality and potential. It was as it was, next week it will know the decision of the ex verdiblanco on the '9'.

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