Neymar and Lautaro Martínez, priority targets of Barça


The possible options of Barça if it does not join Neymar and Lautaro

Published:31/03/2020 - 15:14h

Updated:8/04/2020 - 13:23h

Barça wants to reform its forward line in the summer of 2020, and Neymar and Lautaro Martínez are its two main targets. The catalans have several alternative options in case they cannot join the Brazilian and the argentinian

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The FC Barcelona wants to reform his staff in the summer 2020, and one of the lines that will adjust is the forward. The Catalans have Leo Messi and Luis Suárez like fixed, but both need reliefs and there are doubts on the majority of his mates. Ansu Fati Will have minutes to follow progressing and Martin Braithwaite could remain, whereas Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé will live a constant examination.

In the Camp Nou already have fixed his aims, and the priorities aim to Neymar and to Lautaro Martínez. To the of Sao Paulo sees him like ideal heir for the Argentinian, because it possesses qualities like the leadership, the vision of game, the disequilibrium and the goal and already triumphed like culé. On the same line it moves the one of White Bay, with some very similar characteristics to the ones of the Uruguayan that do to think that it would be a successor of garancías.

The problem is that any of the two incorporations goes to be easy, because PSG and Inter of Milan do not have urgencies by traspasarles and expect a compensation that adjust to his talent. The first could leave to the 150 million euros, and the clause of rescission of the second is fixed in 111 'kilos'. It is thus that, although the Barcelona will tighten to achieve it, already value options in case it does not attain joint to both.

The alternatives of a Barça without Neymar or Lautaro

Throw with what there is without Neymar

If the efforts centre in Lautaro, Neymar could move away again of the Camp Nou. This would involve, perhaps, that could him lose definitively, or at least during a year in which it would be necessary to look for solutions. These could go through the youngsters, as Ansu Fati and Francisco Trincao in which there is put a lot of expectations, and a Braithwate that already has showed that it can adapt to the left extreme. This yes, even with Dembélé or Griezmann, would lose an extra of creativity that offers the ex of the Saints. A 4-4-2 with the Argentinian or that in occasions leave fall by the left-handed profile also would go in between the alternatives, because the 'bull' knows to resolve although it was something far of the area.

Throw with what there is without Lautaro

If the efforts centre in Neymar, Lautaro could be impossible. The youngster seems decided to dress of Barcelona, although it neither has stepped advance and does not seem to want to force to the Inter. Expect a year could mean that it will follow being available or that the Real Madrid, the Manchester City or any of his beaux could carry it. In this case, Suárez is an absolute guarantee, but it would be necessary to calculate very well his rotations. In these circumstances, would be even more important remain with Braithwaite, since it is the only specialist with capacity for suplir to the of Jump. Griezmann Could be an option of emergency, but is clear that does not shine like ariete of reference.

Fichar To a veteran

The market is already very advanced, but offers to veterans to cost zero that they could help to go out of the step, and postpone a possible purchase of Neymar or Lautaro. Options like Dries Mertens, Edinson Cavani, Olivier Giroud or Pedro Rodríguez would be very valid, whenever it do not opt for betting by another youngster and increase the risk. To the two wishes them because have a very specific profile, that understands that it is key to improve an attack that in the last years has worn out.

Not doing more signings

It is the riskiest option, but would have so much pros like contras. Separate the contractings of Neymar and Lautaro would give but margin to invest in other plots, like a defence that also has important needs. The true is that there are spare options for the forward, but between injuries and doubts does not be necessary obviar that no all have worked in the last seasons. The negotiations, the crisis and the intentions of PSG and Inter will finish to define how completes the puzzle.

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