Éric Abidal, during a press conference


The three reasons that rule out the signing of a '9' in winter

Published:12/01/2020 - 08:17h

Updated:12/01/2020 - 10:20h

Although FC Barcelona will run out of Luis Suarez for the next month of competition, the signing of a striker in winter would have finally been ruled out

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The FC Barcelona will have to fix them without Luis Suárez during at least the next month of competition. The charrúa will go through the operating theatre this Sunday to solve an injury that drags in the meniscus from does time and could be out of 4 to 6 weeks, reason by which appeared some rumours about the possible signing of a '9' in the wintry market.

In spite of this, according to Sport, the club there would be descartado finally go to by a forward this month of January. Although, of course, it has not abandoned the idea to reinforce said position in summer with the signing of a young footballer and contrasted that it can complement to the own Suárez in a principle and give him the relief generacional to half and long term.

Nevertheless, the impossibility to carry out this profile of signing in winter has done that it abandon the idea to attend to the market. The club considers that has sufficient resources to cover the drop and, mainly, there are three reasons by which would have descartado finally make an investment for fichar to a 'covered' in the place of the '9'.

No rotundo to medianías like Boateng

The past season, Valverde asked to a forward like resource by Luis Suárez lesionaba or even for desatascar to the team and the club bet for bringing yielded to a player of half profile like Kevin-Prince Boateng. The operation was a disaster, the germano-ghanés did not have a fast adaptation to the game of the FC Barcelona, by what hardly played. The club denies in rotundo to another similar experience.

The return of Dembélé

The medical services of the FC Barcelona estimate that Ousmane Dembéléwill be back to the team in some three weeks, by what the forward will earn a new 'signing' of winter. It is true that the French plays like extreme, but have him to him like resource will involve that they can reposition to the place of leading centre to players like Antoine Griezmann or Leo Messi, with experience in said position.

Resources to cover to Suárez a month

As we have said, the French and the Argentinian can play as false '9' and, in these circumstances, go in in the young equation like Ansu Fati or Carles Pérez to play in the band. Both had prominence to principle of season, when the Uruguayan was lesionado, and gave a level more than acceptable. His freshness can minimise the consequences of the absence of Suárez during his injury.

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