Barcelona Identify Wissam Ben Yedder As Luis Suarez's Replacement

The latest reports claim Barcelona are targetting Wissam Ben Yedder as a successor to Luis Suarez.

Barca were handed a heavy blow with news of Suarez getting sidelined for three months.

There is no immediate backup for the Uruguay international although, Antoine Griezmann is capable of filling in as a makeshift option. According to Foot Mercato, Barca have picked out the AS Monaco forward due to his similiarities to Luis Suarez.

Yedder is a technically profecient centre-forward who runs behind the opposition defence to get into scoring positions. He is a refined finisher with a large presence inside the penalty box. There is no doubt he would be worthy replacement for the 33-year-old Barca striker but at what price?

Barcelona Identify Wissam Ben Yedder As Luis Suarez's Replacement

Monaco are unwilling to lose their best attacking threat midway through the campaign. He is their highest scorer 14 goals in 19 Ligue 1 appearances. They could demand a premium sum for the 29-year-old, something Barca would be reluctant to spend after dishing out over £180m on Griezmann and Frenkie De Jong last summer.

Reports have linked the La Liga champions to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyamg, Timo Werner and Lautaro Martinez as well. Even these names are bound to follow up with an eye-watering asking price.

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