Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has claimed that he’d like to add another forward to his squad, and has his eyes on two Premier League forwards.
Koeman has had to say goodbye to the best player in his squad by some way, and potentially the greatest player ever, with Lionel Messi joining PSG.
Neither party wanted the move but finances are so bad at the Nou Camp it had to happen. To save any other players having issues, Gerard Pique took a huge pay cut.
That allowed Barca to register Memphis Depay and Eric Garcia for the season and now Koeman wants another signing, but only if one player leaves.
According toSPORT,the Dutchman has admitted that he wants to add another striker to his team and both Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are on the manager’s wanted list.
|Lacazette and Aubameyang are both wanted by Barcelona. Image: PA Images
According to another report, Barca have offered the Gunners Philippe Coutinho in exchange for either of the twoArsenalforwards, with the club short of money and trying to get wages off their books.
Aubameyang has two years left on his deal at the Emirates Stadium and the 32-year-old is currently the club’s highest earner, after Mesut Ozil left last season.
Lacazette only has one year left on his contract and it’s far more likely that Arteta would be willing to see the Frenchman leave the club early.
Both strikers missed the first game of the season, as the Gunners lost 2-0 to newly promoted Brentford on Friday night.
Barça have offered Philippe Coutinho in exchange for one of Alexandre Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. This wouldn’t impact Martin Odegaard’s arrival. Kia Joorabchian is working close to the deal [@_alexrodrigz].
— Connor Humm (@TikiTakaConnor) August 15, 2021
Barca currently haveAntoine Griezmann, Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati and Ousmane Dembele who can play upfront, as well as new signing Sergio Aguero.
The former Manchester City man is injured for the next 10 weeks and is also reportedly unhappy at the sale of Messi, who helped persuade him to move to the Nou Camp.
Barcelona will be making any sort of move for either of the Arsenal forwards is if they get a good fee for Martin Braithwaite.
The Danish striker was a surprise addition to the squad when he arrived in February 2020, due to a quirk in La Liga’s rules that allow clubs to sign an emergency injury replacement.
He’s only scored eight goals in 53 appearances, though most of them have come as a substitute, and has been linked with a move away from the club.
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