BARÇA DOES NOT HAVE '9' SUBSTITUTE
SURVEY: After Suárez's injury, does Barça need to sign a '9' in winter market?
Published:11/01/2020 - 17:36h
Updated:11/01/2020 - 19:06h
Luis Suarez will be lost between 4 and 6 weeks because of his knee operation and Barça must manage without him that time. The Catalans do not have a substitute '9' and the question arises whether they would have to go to this winter market in search of one
Luis Suárez will be operated this Sunday of the meniscus of his right knee and will be of drop of four to six weeks. The charrúa carried time with annoyances in this zone and after the review with the doctor Ramon Cugat has decided that the best is that it go through the operating theatre. The tip, therefore, will lose like minimum a month of competition, included the dieciseisavos, eighth and chambers of Glass of Rey.
The drop arrives in the but possible moment, since the culés come to fall in the Supercopa of Spain and of empatar against the Espanyol. Without the Uruguayan, Ernesto Valverde will have to reposition to Antoine Griezmann as 'false leading', since there is not another '9' in the staff. Precisely therefore, the same that sucedió does a year, goes back to arise the debate of if the Barcelona would have to attend to the wintry market for fichar another attacker. In 'FCBN' want to know you opinion, think that the Barça needs fichar a '9' this winter?
In January of 2019, Suárez also had had problems in the knee and the Barcelona decided to attend to the wintry market. The blaugrana decided fichar a 'patch' and asked the conveyance with option to buy of Kevin-Prince Boateng. The ghanés arrived to be the alternative of the of Jump in the forward, but hardly explained for the 'Txingurri' in the six months that was in Can Barça. After this bad experience, the barcelonistas could replantearse what do in this 2020.
Fichar To a '9' of level in this market seems something almost impossible, but taking into account the age and the recurrent physical problems of Suárez would not be a bad idea at least try it. Haaland Escaped does some weeks when it decided to go to the Dortmund, but in the Arsenal follows an Aubameyang that wants to go out of London in summer. The gabonés would be an option to short and half term, since has age to be able to be two or three years to big level in the Camp Nou.
Look for a forward of low profile
Also there are other attackers with low profile, but that they could be useful already and also on a long-term basis. In Italy, for example, are Andrea Belotti, Piatek or Duván Zapata, that are good goleadores that would not go out so expensive like other big names. His performance in a League like the Spaniard and in a team like the Barça is an incógnita, but could be good alternative.
If the traspaso of a tip of category is impossible by the economy of the club and the technical office does not want to risk with the traspaso of a '9' without name, the solution would be 'do a Boateng'. Look for a solution in the short term always is riskier, as it could check with the one of Ghana, but would go out cheap and could be the best in the short term. Carlos Watches already offered does some weeks and could be a very interesting option.