Endless search of Barcelona for a new striker
Barcelona need a new striker and need to get La Liga permission for the emergency purchase of a number 9 off-season. Ousmane Dembele has been operated and will be absent for six months.
On Wednesday evening, the Catalan club gave up the acquisition of Willian Jose and replaced him with Loren Moron.
Barcelona went everywhere, from Rodirgo Moreno to Chimy Avila, to Cedric Bakambu to Willian Jose, but did not find their man.
Now, the name that tops the list is Loren Moron, as Barca coach Quique Setien has worked with him in the past at Real Betis.
Although Barcelona have good relations with Betis, it is unlikely that the latter will sell the striker now that the transfer deadline has expired.
He has a release clause worth 40m euros, which Barca would like to negotiate.
Although Perez is not the first choice, the Catalan club has not diminished interest in him.
It would cost Barca 15m euros, though Alves would not show willingness to negotiate his price.
Based on the words of Getafe president Angel Torres, Rodriguez would be the player Barcelona would have the easiest to buy, as he has a 10 million-euro release clause.
Suarez is probably Barca’s last option. The Colombian striker is on loan at Real Zaragoza from Watford.
As a 23 year old, though, he may be an option for the future as well.