Barcelona turned out to really maneuver in the transfer market this winter to bring in Spain striker Rodrigo Moreno. This news was confirmed by President Josep Maria Bartomeu, who later the 28-year-old player would be plotted to replace Luis Suarez.
As is known, Luis Suarez is indeed one of the ‘bad news’ for Barcelona this season. The Uruguay national team striker suffered a knee injury and had to undergo surgery. In fact, the injury makes the former Liverpool must be absent until the season ends.
Suarez’s injury is clearly unfortunate, given the important role of the player for the Quique Setien landing team. Before the injury, Suarez had packed 11 goals in the Spanish La Liga event. In addition, the 32-year-old figure also seems to have become an ideal tandem for the captain, Lionel Messi on the Barcelona front line.
Barca itself actually already has Antoine Griezmann who can play as a central striker. However, the Catalan giant wants another option. They were once associated with Aubameyang, but lately the name Rodrigo Moreno surfaced. Barcelona president could not argue about the recruitment plan for the Spanish player.
“We are not talking about players from other teams. However, Rodrigo’s name is indeed on the coach’s desk. A replacement will come. “I don’t know whether it’s from Barcelona B or from another club,” Bartomeu was quoted as saying by Marca.
Aside from Griezmann, Barca actually still has Ousmane Dembele, but the French player plays more often as a winger and is often injured. Then, Ansu Fati can be a mainstay. He performed well in the 2019-2020 season. But indeed, the 17-year-old figure is still lacking experience.
Suarez’s injury is like a hard slap for Barcelona who are trying to get up under the direction of the new manager Quique Setien. Unfortunately, successor Ernesto Valverde did not produce good results in his first three matches. However, the president was not worried about that.
“I’m not worried, this team is working hard. This is all to play well, both La Liga and the Champions League. We just lost, but the Copa Del Rey match against Leganes is getting closer, and then La Liga. There is no pause. We have a new coach at Setien and we are confident in what he is doing,” he continued.