Eric Abidal, secretary yoúcnico of the FC Barcelona


Barça takes the rest: Three days to find a contrasted and economical '9'

Published:29/01/2020 - 17:36h

Updated:29/01/2020 - 21:07h

FC Barcelona and Valencia broke the negotiations for Rodrigo, the forward he liked to relieve Luis Suarez after his injury. Now, the Catalans must find a proven and economical alternative

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This Tuesday in the afternoon, confirmed that FC Barcelona and Valencia had broken negotiations by Rodrigo Moreno, the forward that seemed more accessible in this wintry market like spare for Luis Suárez, that will be of drop during the next four months and that practically will not be able to play in what it subtracts of season. A news that supposed a reverse for the plans culés.

The Barcelona club and the blanquinegro did not put of agreement in economic terms to close the traspaso. Valencia was not had to go down neither a cent of the 60 million euros in which it had priced initially to Rodrigo and, in case to accept a cession, had been with option of compulsory purchase to final of season. Something that the Barça did not want to accept, since the aims in summer will be others and this money will be necessary to tackle them.

From the beginning, the FC Barcelona has been looking for in the wintry market a sustainable signing economically that it do not engage the intentions of the sportive direction in summer, that go through to bring to a '9' youngster and contrasted of profile Lautaro Martínez. The problem is that, after the 'case Boateng' the past season, the club has clear that no fichará medianías: or it comes a forward contrasted, or there will be reinforcement.

Of course, the mission to find to a goleador of level to low price is practically impossible and, until the moment, have had to descartar by several reasons options like the ones of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Pedro (Chelsea), Dusan Tadic (Ajax), Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Chimy Ávila (Osasuna), Krzysztof Piatek (Milan), Willian José (Real Sociedad), Fernando Llorente (Naples), Piatek (Milan) or Slimani (Monaco).

Next Friday to the 23:59, it will close the window of traspasos wintry and, therefore, three days are those that has the Barça to find oil where does not seem that there is it. The priority is a cheap cession that do not involve option of compulsory purchase in summer although, without forgetting, that has to treat of a player of important level. Mission almost impossible, but that will try tackle to the end.

Setién, on the signing of the forward

In the previous press conference to the party of Glass of the King against the Leganés, Quique Setién, Barcelona trainer, answered about the possible signing of the '9'. "I am loved with what have. We do not go to deny that it would be interesting that could come a player. I have what have, and what was for coming welcome will be. While this no pass, will be loved with what have", sentenced.

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