THERE IS NOT BIG '9' IN THE MARKET
Barça, close to repeating a signing 'a Boateng' for '9'
Published:8/02/2020 - 23:40h
Updated:8/02/2020 - 23:40h
Barça did not want to be reinforced with an operation similar to that of Kevin-Prince Boateng, but it seems that there will be no choice but to repeat formula
The month of January of 2019, Ernesto Valverde asked a forward that occupied the role of acting of Luis Suárez to relieve to Munir The Haddadi, that had signed by the Seville. In front of the invalid possibility of 'tie' to a player of renown, the reinforcement finished being Kevin-Prince Boateng, that arrived yielded by the Sassuolo and being connoisseur that it would not have too many minutes. The problem was that, besides, did not take advantage of those that had to claim .
The tremendo failure of Boateng in the FC Barcelona was an important lesson for the club. In the present month of January, of the same way that a year before, the Catalan entity also looked for leading centre -to relieve to the lesionado Luis Suárez- but, after the bad experience with the germano-ghanés, decided that only ficharía in case to have of a player contrasted, doing without leading of 'half class'.
Of course, names like the ones of Rodrigo Moreno or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were impossible by price, by what the club preferred to reconvert to Antoine Griezman that fichar to another 'Boateng'. Nevertheless, the club found with another problem: Ousmane Dembélé broke the sinew of the biceps femoral and, after having sold to Carles Pérez to the Rome, the leading culé remained in picture.
At present, Ansu Fati, Antoine Griezmann and Leo Messi are the only forwards of the staff. Taking advantage of the rule of LaLiga -that allows fichar out of the period of traspasos in case that a player cause low prolonged- to the FC Barcelona will not remain him more remedy that attend to the market although, with limitations: only it could arrive a player of LaLiga or a free agent.
It speaks of interesting names like Willian José (Real Sociedad), Loren Morón (Real Betis) or Lucas Pérez (Sportive Alavés), but the true is that all they have clauses of rescission too high that neither the Barça will pay neither his clubs will negotiate. It is thus that the club culé will have to bet by a player of half profile that will not have more status that Boateng.
Ángel, the most affordable
To day of today, the one of Ángel Rodríguez (Getafe, 32 years and clause of 10 millions) is the most affordable option, but treats of a player that not even is to title in the group azulón in spite of carrying 9 goals this season. The Barça did not want to 'another Boateng', but the few available economic resources do that, or comes a player of low profile, or does not arrive anybody.