Setién: “We are considering signing a forward”

BARCELONA, Jan. 21 (SportsFinding) –

The coach of FC Barcelona, ​​Quique Setién, commented on Tuesday that they are considering signing a striker to replace the long-term loss of Luis Suárez, who will miss much of the second part of the season although, yes, he added that It is not certain that they will go to the market.

“We are considering signing a '9', but we have to mature things a little more. It is not a subject that worries me too much right now. It is a subject that I will have to deal in depth with sports management and we will see what is the most convenient, “he said at a press conference.

In this sense, if you choose not to sign, you could look towards a Barça B that has already been nurtured, in the case of Ansu Fati or Riqui Puig, and look forward as Abel Ruiz or Carles Pérez himself, who has already played as an extreme with the first team and could be a '9'.

“I still need time to assess the players that can join the subsidiary. They are going up to train some players every day and little by little we will meet them, also having a conversation with the coach of the subsidiary,” he said.

And he added that, when he knows the affiliate players well, they will decide. “I want all the information to know them as soon as possible. The market ends in a few days, but we will try to get an image of what is there to succeed in the decision later,” he said.

In this regard, it also takes into account the imminent recovery of Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé. “He is an extraordinary player who has not had continuity, but of course he will be very important and he will help us a lot,” he argued.

As for the outings in this winter market, at the moment he wants all his players with him, so the transfer of Todibo to Schalke could have been the last exit. “All the players that are worth me, right now. I have no thought of any player that can leave right now,” he said.

Asked by Arturo Vidal, whom some saw in Italy, he denied. “With Arturo, much of what we told him put the greatest will in wanting to do them. These details make the player a little better and the team too,” he said.

“No one is missing who is Leo Messi, or me or anyone. When I want something, and it will be with Messi or Ansu Fati or whoever, I will try to convince them that it is the best for them, from my perspective. Then we will discuss , I do not impose anything, I try to convince and in the end most of them end up paying attention to me, “he commented on how he usually interacts with his players and, in this case, tell them that they will be substitutes or discarded in a certain game.