Lucas Boyé in a league match with Elche


Lucas Boyé, the great danger of Elche who almost ended up being Barça's '9'

Published:1/04/2023 - 12:47h

Updated:1/04/2023 - 12:47h

Barça will visit Lucas Boyé's Elche this Saturday, one of the center forwards that the club had in its sights in winter 2022 to reinforce Xavi Hernández's squad

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The FC Barcelona kept in the limbo to beginnings of the season 2021/22. The drops of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann subtracted him offensive power to the club and Ronald Koeman opted for incorporating to Dutch footballers as 'covered' for the delicate situation of the team. Memphis Depay And Luuk of Jong arrived in this summer but could not change the series of bad results in League and Champions.

Joan Laporta decided to hire to Xavi Hernández to give him a dump to the situation and have somebody of the house that evaluated some movements for the winter of 2022. The Barcelona needed offensive referents and began to do a 'casting 'of players that adapted to the finances of the institution and that also had an acceptable performance on the terrains.

Lucas Boyé coló between the candidates

The sportive direction closed the signing of Ferran Torres by 55 million euros from the Manchester City and also the cession of Adama Traoré, the one who was not absolute protagonist in the Wolverhampton. However, still they needed another '9' that gave new feelings to the trainer and that it could adapt to the style of game of the club.

Names like Álvaro Morata, Swindle Werner, Rodrigo Moreno and Edinson Cavani kept in the list of futuribles but went then when Lucas Boyé appeared in the radar culé. The attacker, of 25 years for that then, was leaving very good feelings in the Elche and added seven goals in 17 parties of League, an admirable figure taking into account that the ilicitanos did not occupy the first places of the general table.

The Barça had to change of aim

Although the interest of the Barcelona was real, the Elche denied to go out of his player and remitted to his clause of 25 millions, a figure prohibitiva for the finances of the entity. The negotiations fell of definite form in the last days of the market and on the horn appeared the option of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the one who achieved his letter of freedom of the Arsenal and showed an exceptional performance with the elastic Barcelona.

Like this the things, the Catalans will visit this Saturday to the Elche of Boyé, the one who will not be able to be of the game due to the fact that will be fulfilling his cycle of sanction after seeing the fifth yellow card in the last day before the stop FIFA in front of the Real Sociedad.

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