Ronald Koeman, during his official presentation with the FC Barcelona


The relief of Luis Suárez: Ronald Koeman talks about two possible signings

Published:26/09/2020 - 17:21h

Updated:26/09/2020 - 19:59h

Without Luis Suárez, the FC Barcelona looks for a leading centre. Ronald Koeman spoke on some of the candidates to relieve him without descartar any possibility

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After the goodbye of Luis Suárez after six seasons in the Camp Nou to sign by the Athletic of Madrid, the FC Barcelona contemplates firmly the possibility to sign to a leading centre to relieve to the Uruguayan. The only 'nine' of the staff is Martin Braithwaite, that is considered transferible, by what from the sportive direction sees necessary bring to a specialist for said position.

Without any type of doubts, Lautaro Martínez (23 years, Inter of Milan) and Memphis Depay (26 years, Olympique of Lyon) are the two favourites of the technical office. By age and conditions of game, the Argentinian is the ideal substitute for Luis Suárez, although his very high price of exit put the name of the Dutch on of the table, since it likes to Ronald Koeman and finishes agreement with the Olympique of Lyon in June of 2021.

This Saturday, Ronald Koeman offered the previous press conference to the debut suspender belt of the FC Barcelona against the Villarreal in the Camp Nou and was asked after the concrete possibility of fichar to Lautaro Martínez or to Memphis Depay. Surprisingly, the Dutch trainer no descartó any of the two possibilities and explained that the club is working always to improve the staff.

In spite of that it did not concretise too much, Ronald Koeman left in the air the possibility to bring to Lautaro Martínez or to Memphis Depay. "At all it is descartado, but as I have said centre me in the players that are, does not do lacking to speak of possible signings. But a team like the Barcelona always is seeing to other players to try improve the staff and has to be prepared to reinforce ", manifested.

Nevertheless, Ronald Koeman is conscious of the complicated that it can be fichar to players​ contrasted by the current financial situation of the club. "The economic subject is very complicated and what I want to perhaps can not be by the financial part of the club", said, adding that "if I remain me with these players that have now go to work very hard to attain what want".

Options 'low cost'

In spite of that like players like Lautaro Martínez or Memphis Depay by his big quality and by his youth, the FC Barcelona also contemplates the possibility of fichar to some veteran player and that it can arrive to low cost to way of 'covered'. From 'FCBN' inform about the possibility to sign to Mario Mandzukic entirely free, since to day of today does not have team in spite of being a player of quality and experience contrasted.

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