With the summer season switch window quickly approaching, Barcelona are looking for one other world-class striker to strengthen their assault following the arrival of Sergio Aguero on a free switch from Manchester Metropolis.
To finance such a switch, nevertheless, Barcelona would want to money in on sure gamers and lift funds to put money into an elite ahead reminiscent of Erling Haaland or Lautaro Martinez.
Ended final season with only one pure striker
Following the departure of Luis Suarez within the earlier Barcelona board’s makes an attempt to steadiness their books final summer season, Ronald Koeman was left with only one pure striker in Martin Braithwaite.
The Dutch coach tried to fill the void in Barcelona‘s assault by taking part in both Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and even Ousmane Dembele up entrance, however the lack of a pure No.9 was evident, particularly in video games the place the opponents would sit again and Barcelona would fail to interrupt down their low block.
Erling Haaland is undoubtedly one of many names that would be the speak of the city within the upcoming switch window, regardless of Borussia Dortmund being unwilling to money in on their star this summer season.
His price ticket has been reportedly set at 180 million euros, a determine that Barcelona would wrestle to place collectively if they do not offload gamers quickly.
In the meantime, the Calatan membership have additionally positioned Messi‘s Argentina teammate Lautaro Martinez on their radar since final summer season, once they failed to accumulate his providers attributable to their monetary struggles.
“I used to be actually near Barcelona,” Lautaro informed ESPN Argentina again in Could. “I had mentioned [joining] with Lionel Messi, however they’d monetary issues and I made a decision to remain.”
Gamers Barcelona might promote to fund potential signings
On condition that the asking costs for each Haaland and Lautaro are fairly excessive, Barcelona would want to promote a couple of asset to fund a attainable switch this summer season.
The Blaugrana might put forwards Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele up on the market, as neither of the Frenchmen have managed to reside as much as expectation since becoming a member of the membership.
In the meantime, Philippe Coutinho is one other priceless asset that would depart Barcelona this summer season, with a number of Premier League golf equipment being reportedly considering buying his providers.
Francisco Trincao, Neto, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo and Miralem Pjanic might additionally half methods with the Blaugrana, however it’s uncertain that they’d usher in sufficient cash to assist the membership put money into a possible world-class signing in assault.