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Why does Barça have to sign a striker in the winter transfer market?

Published:13/01/2020 - 18:33h

Updated:13/01/2020 - 18:39h

Luis Suarez went through surgery to solve his right knee problems, and Barça will lose him for longer than it was expected. These are the reasons why the club should sign a striker in the winter transfer market

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The FC Barcelona went back of Saudi Arabia with several problems to resolve, and one of the most important is the drop of Luis Suárez. The footballer of Jump went through the operating theatre to correct his problems in the meniscus of the right knee, but the surprise jumped when they made public the final assessments. Although the operation was very and the feelings are positive, his absence will lengthen enough more than what expected .

The Uruguayan will not be able to help to the culés during the next four months, what means that practically it loses the season. If the forecasts of the doctors barcelonistas went perfect, would be back on 12 May, and it is necessary to take into account that the final of the Glass of the King is fixed for 18 April, the one of the Champions League is on 30 May and the last day of LaLiga the 24 of this same month.

In these circumstances, in the City Condal there is an open debate on the need of fichar a nine, that will have to resolve, with movements, or no, before 1 February. The market of winter offers a decisive opportunity for the Barcelona, that could cover his gap with an incorporation to half of course. Although there are reasons not to do it, these are some of which himself could push to make it:

The reasons of the Barça for fichar a nine

Only profile

The main problem for the Barça is that the one of Suárez is an only profile in the staff. Precisely therefore it looked for him a spare for next summer, and is that his characteristic turn him into a weapon determinant that, besides, does better to the rest of his mates. It is evident that Leo Messi is the mandamás in the forward, but if the charrúa is the second of on board is not by chance.

Neither in the first team neither the the filial exists a tip with similar characteristics, that include, obviously, a high quota scorer and the capacity to dominate in the area. Although the culés have players that can leave fall by the bands -as he same does-, there is not any that surrender the same in the zone of punishment. It is a specialist in fixing defences, handles well in the aerial game and in the body to body, what allows him play of backs to goal and serve to the rest of attackers, already was opening them hollow or providing them alternative of pass.

Enclosed defences

Although there are exceptions, like the duels against the big, the rival by excellence of the Barcelona treats to close in defence, what does more complicated the life without the ex of the Liverpool. To open field, the quality of Messi, the verticality of Antoine Griezmann or the speed of Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez could be an argument in favour, but as it has been able to check in other occasions, if the rival armours and bet by the counterattack, throws in fault a reference like the '9'.

Excellent statistics

Luis Suárez is 32 years old and has to dosificarse to keep his best level, but his statistics were being excellent. From it does months, takes care all what can and even has arrived to reserve in the international stops, what had converted him, without going more far, in one of the stars more in shape of the last month and half. In all the competitions had achieved to leave his footprint.

The Barça has to say goodbye to 14 goals and 11 assistances in 23 parties, something that is difficult to compensate by a lot of that have the best of the planet. In the recent Supercopa of Spain left a definite pass, in LaLiga 11 so many and seven assistances (in 17 days contested) and in the Champions, his elder challenge -especially to domicile-, had contributed three targets and three assistances (five apparitions in the phase of groups).

Three competitions at stake

If the team was deleted or touched in several tournaments, there would be something more than calm, but there is still three titles to shot. This supposes a motivation but at the same time a requirement, because it will be necessary to form forward with fewer pieces for rotar, and especially, with one of so much level like the one of the nine. Taking into account all the exposed, do with the services of another specialist would allow dosificar to more than one and deliver partly the responsibilities.

Without pressures for the staff

Between the values to stand out of the ariete are his experience and his experience, something that the majority of his mates do not share. If it is not available, only remains Leo Messi to throw of the car up, because Antoine Griezmann already knows the complicated that it is to fit in the demanding system barcelonista and is, although improving, immersed in a delicate phase of adaptation. Ousmane Dembélé Has to prioritise a physical preparation that allow him shine with regularity, and the youngsters Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez are resources, but still are taking contact with the football of elite.

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