Barcelona identify six strikers capable of replacing Luis Suarez long-term
Drew Bartle Head Sports Editor
News coming out of Spanish source Deportivo Mundo via the Mirror is stating that La Liga champions Barcelona have drawn up a shortlist of strikers and attackers who could be long-term successors to Luis Suarez who is turning 32 in the Spring.
Despite the Uruguayan’s advancing years, he’s still finding the net consistently for Barcelona with 11 in 15 already this season – so the urgency to find a successor may not be such a priority, but it’s interesting to see which names are being reported to be on the shortlist.
Apparently Ajax and Denmark international striker Kasper Dolberg heads up the list for Barcelona, joined by Timo Werner who plays for RB Leipzig and is a fully-fledged German international.
Interestingly a younger Uruguayan international and teammate for the national side Maxi Gomez is also viewed as a target for Barcelona. Only 22-years old, Gomez plays for fellow-Spanish side Celta Vigo and has netted eight in 14 in La Liga this season, as well as accumulating nine international caps.
AC Milan’s Andre Silva was linked to moves to West Ham and Arsenal in the past and the Portuguese forward is now on Barcelona’s list, say Deportivo Mundo via the Mirror.
Luka Jovic who has been lightening up the German Bundesliga has 10 goals for Eintracht Frankfurt, currently on-loan from Benfica, and at the age of 20 could definitely be one in Barcelona’s long-term vision.
Lille’s Nicolas Pepe who has been linked to Unai Emery’s Arsenal has also been making headlines in Ligue 1 with 12 goals in 18 games so far this season.