Barcelona are understood to be negotiating with Valencia to bring striker Rodrigo Moreno in on loan for the remainder of the season. La Blaugrana have been on the lookout for a new forward all season, but Luis Suarez’s predicted four-month absence through injury.
A number of names have been considered, but Sport claim that Barcelona have settled on Rodrigo. However, given they aren’t blessed with a large transfer funds this winter, they want to take the Spaniard on a six-month loan with an option to buy in the summer. Rodrigo is believed to have informed Barcelona that he would be willing to head to Camp Nou this month, and negotiations are well underway to try and make it happen.
— Mundo Deportivo (@mundodeportivo) January 22, 2020
To try and get this deal over the line, Barcelona are prepared to let Valencia take one of their players on loan in return, but there is no mention of which players have been mentioned. Mundo Deportivo add that Rodrigo is represented by agent Jorge Mendes, who just so happens to be a close adviser to Valencia president Peter Lim as well.
Both Rodrigo and Barcelona are optimistic that Mendes will be able to help complete this deal, having already been crucial in their previous negotiations with Valencia which brought André Gomes to the club. A deal for Rodrigo is seen as far simpler than any potential moves for either RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner or Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, both of whom are close to the top of Barcelona’s wish list.