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Time trial operation: Nine days to find a '9'

Published:22/01/2020 - 07:56h

Updated:22/01/2020 - 11:05h

A few days it has taken Quique Setién and his coaching staff to see that Barça needs a '9'. The club will cook the operation quickly, which only includes a level footballer

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The Tuesday of the past week, Quique Setién directed his first training in the FC Barcelona, the Sunday premièred with his first party like Barcelona and, the following Monday, communicated to the directive the "himself" to the option of fichar to a leading centre for paliar the drop by four months of Luis Suárez. There is not time that lose: they remain nine days so that it close the market and the alternatives of level do not abound.

Maybe the market offer a lot of possibilities to reinforce the position of '9', but the Barça has very clear what sucedió the past season with the little successful 'operation Kevin-Prince Boateng' and will not repeat . The club culé only will tighten if it presents one the option of fichar to a forward contrasted, there will be space for medianías in the plans culés for this month of January.

On the table, appear two names like real options. The first of them is the one of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but treats of an operation complicated, since we are speaking of a vital footballer for an Arsenal that wishes to go back to European competitions and that, for the moment, walks tenth in the Premier League. In spite of that the gabonés wants to go out, the club londinense no would put it to him at all easy, and a cession foresees very complicated.

The second option and no thus less important is the one of Rodrigo Moreno. And it is not only an alternative that like to the Barça as much as the one of the gabonés, but queademás is more feasible. The Hispanic-Brazilian already wanted to go out of Mestalla in summer, did not achieve it and now would see with good eyes his arrival to the Camp Nou. It wins weight the option of a cession very remunerada to a Valency that needs liquidity.

Like this the things, the siege reduces , but also the remaining time to cover the operation. The next nine days foresee of maximum activity in the offices of the FC Barcelona, that pretends to offer to his new technician a reliable alternative for a so important position as it is the one of the goleador. In Granada threw in fault a footballer of this profile. It knows it Setién, knows it the directive and will act in consequence. And to time trial.

Like this it explained it Setién in press conference

Setién Did not hide in front of the press that wants to a '9'. "It is truth that are considering and speaking of this subject, but still have to mature the things a bit more", ensured the Cantabrian technician, that did not want to give more details", said, adding, in front of the insistence, that "almost that you do not ask me, like this avoid us lose the time. It is a subject of the that can not answer neither have to say more. I have spoken it with the sportive direction but have not concretised and are internal subjects".

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