Ronald Koeman is keen on signing a new striker for FC Barcelona. The Spanish club sold Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid on a transfer worth €6m and are now looking to bring in a new centre-forward. While the financial situation of Barcelona will not allow the club to spend a very large transfer fee, Koeman still hopes his club will be able to land a new striker before the end of the transfer window next week.
“It is always good to have another striker for having another plan, it is true we can play without a striker, we have worked how to exchange positions and to be deep when attacking, but it is important to have other possibilities,” Koeman said on Sunday after Barca’s 4-0 win over Villarreal. We are working and I hope we can occupy the position of the nine.”
One player who has been linked with a transfer to Barcelona is Memphis Depay. The Olympique Lyon captain was left out of the starting eleven for the Ligue 1 side’s game against Lorient on Sunday. Depay then entered the pitch on 45 minutes as he helped the team to secure a draw after going down 1-0 in the second half.