Quique Setién, during a press conference

IN SEARCH OF A '9'

Summit between Abidal and Setién to uncork the signing of '9'

Published:12/02/2020 - 15:25h

Updated:12/02/2020 - 17:19h

The latest information points to a summit that will be held this Wednesday between the coaching staff and the sports management to decide the signing of the striker

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We are in the decisive week for desencallar the arrival of the forward. This Tuesday, Ousmane Dembélé was taken part of the proximal sinew of the biceps femoral of his right leg and the FC Barcelona announced that the time of drop of the French will be of six months. Once the medical committee of LaLiga validate the estimate of the Catalan club, the culés will have free road to move in the market.

Said validation will arrive in a short period of time although, for then, the entity blaugrana has to have decided exactly the roads of work to centre his efforts in a profile of concrete player. It is thus that, according to the informations published pro the newspaper Sport, this Wednesday celebrated a summit between the technical body, headed by Quique Setién, and the sportive direction, headed by Éric Abidal.

It is necessary to remember that, after the resolution of the medical committee of LaLiga, the FC Barcelona only will have of little more than two weeks to cover the index card left vacant by Dembélé. Thus, the teams of Setién and Abidal have to put of agreement about which is the sportive decision more beneficial for the staff culé.

On the table, exist two possibilities. The first is the one of 'tie' to a leading pure centre, a '9' of area. Nevertheless, if it gave this case, the player that arrive could bump frontalmente with the decision of fichar to another '9' contrasted in summer, with Lautaro Martínez like the favourite. Bring to a player of profile '9' now would cover to perfection the immediate needs of the staff, but could create a problem from summer.

The second option -and according to the words of the own Quique Setién does some days, the most likely- is the one of a versatile attacker that have the capacity to play as much as leading centre as falling to the bands. The advantage of fichar to a footballer of these caracerísticas is that it would be compatible with the arrival of the '9' contrasted in summer although, also is true, that in the short term the staff would follow without having a specialist of area.

Well, beautiful and cheap

The mission of the technical office of the FC Barcelona during the next weeks will be to close the incorporation of a footballer that do not suppose an important cost for the arks of the club but that have sufficient quality as to improve the staff of a team tán demanding like the Barcelona. The culés will have like limit a cost of 15 million euros, by what there will be too margin of manoeuvre.

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