Earlier this month, Barcelona confirmed Luis Suárez has undergone surgery and will be out of action until April. The Uruguayan’s setback set off alarm bells at the Camp Nou as they are forced to enter the winter market to bring in a new No 9.
Sport claims the La Liga winners are looking for a top-level forward with international experience, who will be available for a reasonable price.
RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner has emerged as an ‘option’ as his profile fits the type of player the Spanish champions are planning to sign this month. Liverpool are also looking at him, but for the summer.
The German has 20 goals and six assists in 18 league appearances and it’s explained he could leave the Bundesliga side for €30m. This is according to Barca’s calculations because his clause is ‘descending’.
AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piątek is also a target, but the Poland international doesn’t please Barcelona technical secretary Eric Abidal or his assistant Ramon Planes.
Barcelona aren’t getting Werner for €30m at any point in the near future. He has a €60m clause which decreases per year, but not to the stage that it’s €30m now, and Sport should really know that.