And now that they’ve appointed Quique Setien as his replacement, the Spanish boss’ tenure in charge of the team got off to a great start with a 1-0 win over Granada.
However, it’s still pretty clear that the team craves another scoring threat, with Luis Suarez out for the season and Antoine Griezmann far from the form he had during his stint at Wanda Metropolitano.
That’s why, when asked about the possibility of signing a new striker in January, Setien confirmed that the team is considering all options at the time:
“We are considering that issue but we still have to mature things a little more, it is not an issue that worries me too much- I am worried about tomorrow’s game and that of Valencia, this is an issue that we will deal with the sports management in-depth and we will see what is most convenient,” Setien claimed in a press conference, as quoted by Goal.
Barcelona have been tied with a move for Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whose contract is set to expire in 18 months. Also, they’re reportedly interested in signing Lautaro Martinez or Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero at the end of the season.
Setien went on to clarify that the Blaugrana will spare no efforts on their Copa del Rey clash vs. Ibiza, claiming that they’re looking forward to competing across all fronts this season:
“I give importance to everything, I always liked the cup, it is a very beautiful competition and we will try to win it, of course. Just as we will try to win the League and the Champions League. The objectives are clear,” he concluded.