Cédric Bakambu in a match between Villarreal and Barça in LaLiga

SURPRISE WITH THE STRIKER

Barça had tied the signing of Bakambu and ended up discarding it

Published:31/01/2020 - 12:13h

Updated:31/01/2020 - 12:13h

Barça has ruled out betting on a striker in January, and will continue without a replacement for Luis Suarez. The catalans had tied the signing of Cédric Bakambu, but finally they ended up discarding it

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The FC Barcelona has tanteado diverse options in January, but finally will complete the season without a spare for Luis Suárez. The Uruguayan operated the knee and will be several months of drop, what had carried to the technicians to pose the temporary incorporation of a nine pure. Although they opened some negotiations, any finish convincing to the Catalans, that remained very near of several aims.

'L'Équipe' ensures that the culés had tied to Cédric Bakambu and that threw backwards in the last moment, when the footballer already was smart to travel to the City Condal. The forward, in the Beijing Guoan from the wintry market of 2018 confirmed through the social networks that was about to mudarse to the Camp Nou, although it did not give more details on some conversations that broke of rugged form.

The ariete frank-Congolese would have lived some hours of madness after being contacted by the sportive managers, since it did not travel with his team from Seoul to Dubai, where has programmed the preparation for the Champions League Asian. From South Korea moved to Hong Kong to do a technical scale before putting course to Spain, and went there where his agents notified him that the interest remained in at all.

Near sources to the Barcelona group affirm that the agreement was not closed, although numerous media have warned that the conveyance with option to buy at the end of the present campaign was practically sealed. Éric Abidal has excellent reports of the crack because it is fellow of Bruno Genésio, ex of the Olympique of Lyon and from does some months trainer of the oriental group.

The one of Vitry-south-Seine is remembered by his excellent path with the Villarreal in LaLiga, to which arrived in the summer of 2015. With the castellonenses accumulated 47 goals and five assistances in 105 commitments in all the competitions, before being sold by 40 millions to the Superliga Chinese. Formed in the quarry of the Sochaux, debuted with the first team before happening also by the Bursaspor.

Bakambu Took with humour his signing fallido

Although it would have been a really interesting bet for the Barça, Bakambu took with humour his signing fallido. The tip mentioned through Twitter to the official account of the portal 'Transfermarkt', expert in valuation and assessment of players, and asked him that they put in his curriculum that had been 'almost footballer' of the FC Barcelona, a prank to which the German company went in without doubting.

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