5 Barcelona Striker Targets
5 Barcelona Striker Targets? Strikers Barcelona should sign in January 2019? Here we will look at the strikers Barcelona could sign in January and strikers Barcelona should sign according to us.
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Which striker will Barcelona sign in January 2019?
It’s no secret that new Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has struggled this season.
So qeustion we all ask is; which striker will Barcelona sign in January 2020?
5 Barcelona Striker Targets
Which are the top strikers Barcelona should sign? So here we will look at the strikers Barcelona could sign in January.
The Catalan club have a long history with him. Neymar first played for Barcelona back in 2013. He was a talented star at Santos. He was being scouted by multiple teams from all across the world. Neymar was a star tipped to become the best.
It was Barcelona who won the race to his signature and at Nou Camp there was sheer joy watching Neymar on the left flank and Lionel Messi on the right. Add Suarez in the middle and the MSN trio wreaked havoc.
However, as famously the story goes, Neymar wanted individual glory and left for PSG with a world record move. The fee paid was astronomical. At PSG, things started nicely with Neymar being treated like a God.
However, their patience with the ill-disciplined star soon ran down as Neymar was often missing matches or not performing well.
Finally, Neymar was called out by the PSG board after the player broke down and publicly declared he wanted to return to Barcelona. PSG played the villain as they withheld the move and stopped Barca from resigning Neymar in the summer.
Barca for their bit did hold back a bit of grudge and now it seems the situation is as complicated as ever. However, at Barca, Neymar still has the blessing of Messi and hence we might see the Catalan club pull out all stops in the winter window in 2020 to sign the Brazilian superstar.
Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi is number one on our strikers Barcelona could sign this summer list. Yes he is out on loan at PSG, but he remains under contract with Inter. While it’s a big ask, and Barcelona would have to pay big, we could potentially sign him.
Mauro Icardi has not had the best relationship with some of the ‘ultra’ Inter Milan fans. There were some instances last season where they even booed him. While all that seems to be ironed out, Barcelona could still try sign him.
The 26-year-old fits in with Barcelona’s policy of signing young players. While he also scores a lot of goals. Moreover, he is former Barcelona youth product.
Icardi scored 29 goals in 34 appearances in the Serie A last season which was the joint-highest goal tally for any Serie A player. While the season before in 2016/17, he scored 24 goals. This shows he’s a consistent goal machine which is something Barcelona have been missing since Luis Suarez slowed down.
Icardi’s current buy-out clause is over £100 million though which could put Barcelona off. But if Barca really want to be a top side challenging for the Champions league again then they should pay it.
Okay so this one may be a bit unrealistic but there’s still a slight chance Barcelona could sign him. Robert Lewandowski is one of the best strikers in the world right now. He is in imperious form having dispatched close to 50 goals in 2019.
Last season, Lewandowski was the leading goal scorer of the Bundesliga with 29 goals. The Polish centre-forward is actually the leading goal scorer of the last few seasons in the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski fits Barcelona’s profile of what they look for in a striker. He’s big, strong and can hold up the ball- much like Drogba and Costa. Yet at the same time he is like a Suarez who can move in the box with stealth and has incredible finishing ability. He can play one-two with his midfielders and pretty much is a complete striker.
But there are rumors that Lewandowski has not been totally happy at Bayern Munich in the past. But it still looks like an unrealistic possibility. Barcelona would have to pay over £100 million to sign him and given Barcelona’s spent so much already, it’s doubtful they will pay that much. However, if they do not land Neymar and Lewa opens himself up to a move, it will be a good signing!
This is an unlikely signing too since Manchester United will not want to lose him. However, if Barcelona do come calling seriously, very few players can say no.
Previously, they have shown interest in him. Martial remains a lazy but talented player and Barcelona could be more his stage than Manchester United. Barcelona like to hold on to the ball, something which will please Martial.
Moreover, at United Martial is happy now under current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. However, the boss has a shaky future and might be given the boot soon. Not many bosses will be happy with Martial’s workrate so for the player also, if Barcelona do come, he should say yes.
Barcelona should think about signing absolutely no one up front! This is a serious opinion since they are already stacked with talent up front with Dembele, Griezmann, Suarez, Messi and Fati. They need reinforcements in defence and midfield and should look to get players over the line from there. This will make their squad get balance, something that has been lacking of late.