It’s January and the winter transfer window is currently open for business for clubs to sanction ins and outs to and from the team. One of the clubs that need to go into the market to secure the signing of an emergency striker is Spain’s top dog Barcelona.
The Spanish outfit have already created a trend of dipping hands into the January market to sign emergency striker options, with the last two players of this type being Kevin Prince-Boateng and Martin Braithwaite. The trend is set to continue this time around after head coach Ronald Koeman admitted that he is in need of reinforcements at the club so he can turn things around in the second half of the season. What are the options they have? Let’s take a look.
- Memphis Depay
The Lyon attacker is the first option on Koeman’s list and even though they came close to signing him in the summer, the move failed. The boss is going all out for his compatriot again.
- Maxi Gomez
This might be a more expensive option but with how good he is, and the fact that he is younger, they may well go for him.
- Rafa Mir
- Steven Caulker
Caulker is the perfect definition of an emergency striker. At 29, he may be at the bottom of the list but with his experience, they could well gamble on him.
- Donyell Malen
If Barca want to sign a player for the future, Malen is a great option. At 21 years of age, he has time on his side and also has huge potential.
- Cristhian Stuani
The Girona forward is once again under Barca’s radar as he always is during times like this. He has 40 goals to his name in the last two seasons and could be a great addition to the Camp Nou.