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Dries Mertens, a market opportunity that did not convince Barça

Published:19/02/2020 - 15:43h

Updated:19/02/2020 - 15:43h

Barça analyzed many strikers during the month of January, but finally decided to move forward without signing. Dries Mertens was a market opportunity that did not convince the catalans

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The season 2019-20 has signalled some urgencies in the staff of the FC Barcelona, that has remained 'take' in the forward. To day of today, Quique Setién hardly has three effective, since Leo Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati have remained solos after the injuries of Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé, whose physical problems forced to both to go through the operating theatre -and left them several unemployed months-.

This delicate situation caused an exhaustive analysis of market in the month of January, looking for a nine that covered, by then, to the Uruguayan. The preparador Cantabrian and the sportive managers observed that the team resentía without an ariete pure and decided to act, but after several weeks without interesting options, postponed the incorporation to the next summer, where will bet everything to several aims prioritarios.

According to the program 'The Club of the Mitjanit', one of the tips that was in the diary barcelonista was Dries Mertens, that finally finish descartado. As to the rest of candidates, to the born footballer in Leuven also made him a follow-up detailed, in which it ascertained that his performance and his irregularity turned him into a too risked alternative in spite of having some advantageous conditions.

The Belgian finish agreement with the Napoli the next 30 June, and the rumours pursued him during all the wintry window. To the ex of the PSV Eindhoven pretend him several clubs of the Premier League and the Monaco also has asked after his traspaso, but although it was in the long list of which spoke Éric Abidal, did not happen the cut and thus it did not pose his mudanza to the Camp Nou.

In spite of some injuries, the crack has been an usual election for Carlo Ancelotti and Gennaro Gattuso, and no of descarta that sign a renewal before it finish the season. To his 32 years, is one of the most wanted players by the terracing, and in the 1.650 minutes that has contested in all the competitions -delivered in a total of 26 commitments- has contributed 11 goals and five assistances.

The Barça and Mertens will see the faces in Champions

The destination has wanted that Barça and Napoli find in some weeks, in a duel of eighth of final of Champions League. The Catalans will visit to the Italians in Saint Paolo the next 25 February, and on 18 March will contest the party of turn in the Camp Nou. This time, the Barcelona expect not suffering to the forward in his own meats, to be able to allanar the way to the next round.

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