Barcelona manager, Quique Setien is expected to meet with the director of football Eric Abidal today Wednesday 12th, 2020 to discuss the club’s transfer plans.
Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele are both going to spend a lengthy spell on the sidelines with injuries and Setien is believed to be keen to sign a forward.
The La Liga giants are currently three points behind league leaders Real Madrid, despite scoring 11 goals more this season.
Obviously, the defence is the Catalan giants problem having conceded 28 league goals compared to Real’s 11.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, an attacking target remains the priority with Setien and Abidal set to meet today to discuss potential deals.
Barcelona do have the option of making a signing before the summer.
La Liga transfer rules dictate that teams can sign cover outside the transfer window in exceptional circumstances.
Barcelona would likely have to ‘unregister’ one of their injured players in order to bring in a new player, with that player having to be ruled out for a minimum of five months.
Dembele is set to be out for six months, and that means Barca could dip into the market.
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