Barcelona got a huge hit when Luis Suarez went down with a serious knee injury and now the Catalans are struggling to find a proper replacement for the Uruguayan star.
Some names like Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been linked with the Blaugrana, but two other good candidates might find their way to the Camp Nou this month.
First, it’s Suarez’s fellow countryman Edinson Cavani, who is unsettled in Paris Saint-Germain. He’s been linked with other clubs like Manchester United or Chelsea, but Barcelona could be a great landing spot for him. Barcelona’s legend Rivaldo backed the team to pursue this player, saying he ‘would be magnificent’ for Quique Setien’s squad.
“Cavani would be a magnificent improvement for Barcelona’s attack now that Suarez is out for quite some time,” the Brazilian is reported as saying, via Goal.
“After all, Cavani is a top forward who has always got his goals in Europe’s top leagues. In his case it seems he’s really close to leaving PSG and it would be a very good opportunity.”
Moreover, Barca can also look to sign one of the best strikers in La Liga, Valencia’s Rodrigo Moreno. Rivaldo also spoke about Moreno, praising the Spain international for his performances in the league.
“He’s one of the best goalscorers in La Liga and a key player for Celades,” Rivaldo added.
“I imagine that negotiations will not be easy, it would reinforce a direct opponent. They would have to pay a lot to sign him.”
It looks like a Cavani move is more appealing for Barcelona right now. Arsenal isn’t eager to let Aubameyang go right now and Moreno would demand a fee of around €60 million.
Mundo Deportivo report that Barcelona are trying to find a formula that works to find the striker as they can’t afford to splash out the full €60m Valencia would ask for their star.
They have three good candidates, but right now it looks like Cavani has the biggest chance to make it to Catalonia.