Barcelona looking for new striker in wake of Luis Suarez’s injury – Standard

Suarez out for four months

FC Barcelona were dealt a mammoth injury blow on Sunday.

Since his big-money move to the Nou Camp in 2014, Luis Suarez has been a pivotal member of Barca’s squad.

The Uruguayan has racked up 270 appearances for the Spanish powerhouse, in which he has scored 191 and assisted 107.

And despite Suarez being set to turn 33 this month, the forward is still in fine form for the La Liga champions, netting 11 and assisting seven in 17 league outings this term.

However, Barcelona now look set to be without Suarez’s services for a sustained period.

The Catalan giants announced that after undergoing surgery on Sunday, Suarez will be sidelined for four months.

Ousmane Dembele

BARCELONA, SPAIN – JANUARY 20: Ousmane Dembele of Barcelona (11) celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with Luis Suarez (9) and team mates during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and CD Leganes at Camp Nou on January 20, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barca searching for new striker

Now, with Suarez set to miss pretty much the remainder of the campaign, the Evening Standard are reporting that Barca will step up their search for a new striker in the January window:

Barcelona will step up their search for a new centre-forward this month after Luis Suarez was ruled out for four months.

In terms of players Barca could look at to fill the void left by Suarez, the Standard claim that both Lautaro Martinez and Edinson Cavani could be options.

Martinez has been in fine form for Inter Milan this term, scoring 15 and assisting three in 24 outings across all competitions.

But the previously-linked report from the ES does claim that the Argentine has a €111 million release clause.

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