OPTION 'LOW COST'
Giroud, Barça's winter 'covered' for the lead
Published:24/01/2020 - 12:50h
Updated:24/01/2020 - 12:50h
Given the complexity of operations such as those of Rodrigo Moreno or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, FC Barcelona would consider Olivier Giroud as a low cost option
Quique Setién arrived to the FC Barcelona a day afterwards that the Catalan club confirmed that Luis Suárez will happen four months without being able to play because of the surgical intervention that practised him in the meniscus of his knee. The Cantabrian technician, beside his technical body and to the sportive direction, opened the doors to the arrival of a '9' this month of January since, without the Uruguayan, there are not specialists of area in the staff.
The two names that have sounded with more strength in the last days have been the ones of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) and Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia). Nevertheless, the clubs of both are not had to give eases for his traspasos to these heights of the season, especially with some economic requirements that are not near at hand culé in the wintry period.
It is thus that the sportive direction would be studying alternative roads to satisfy the requests of the new technical -and, why not to say it, the needs of the staff- with a 'plan B' that do not suppose a too high cost but that it can fulfil the functions required until final of campaign, since in summer yes will be able to tackle important signings.
Several sectors of the Catalan press coincide in the interest culé that would have woken up by Olivier Giroud, forward of Chelsea. To his 33 years, the ariete French has seen his leadership reduced -neither plays from the past month of November- owing to the apparition of the youngster Abraham, that has turned into one of the feelings of the Premier League. Thus, the Frenchman would see with good eyes a change of airs.
Signing contrasted of minimum costs
In spite of that it is not going in in the plans of Frank Lampard, Giroud is a forward of path contrasted. After being the maximum goleador of the Montpellier champion of League, fichó by the Arsenal, where was a fixed in the position of '9' during several seasons. After arriving to Chelsea, also won the place, what carried him also to be indisputable headline in the French selection champion of the World-wide of Russia in 2018.
His path speaks very well of a player accustomed to play important parties and that would assume the role of secondary in the Barça. Besides, the costs of his arrival would be minimum and would serve to way of 'patch' waiting for the recovery of Luis Suárez and of a signing of renown in summer, possibly the one of Lautaro Martínez. Giroud Is an economic alternative and that knows like anybody the position of '9' classical.