According to the Northern Echo, Barcelona are preparing a shock swoop as they target to bring Girona striker Cristhian Stuani to Nou Camp in the January transfer window. The player has been in good form this season and has already notched up 12 goals for his side. The forward has a €15m release clause, and Barca are set to trigger the release clause to get their man.
According to The Northern Echo story, the La Liga leaders have let Munir El Haddadi join Sevilla and are reportedly in search of a viable backup for Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. The former Middlesbrough forward is one of the options they have at the moment and could make a move for him by the end of this month.
The reigning La Liga champions are having a good season as they look set to defend their title for another year. Their forwards have been on target and have caused all sorts of problems for the opposition players with their sublime skills and accurate shot-making.
However, with a busy schedule ahead in the La Liga and Champions League, there might be injuries, and this is where Stuani could be a valuable addition to the Barcelona squad. With players like Philippe Coutinho, Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez already in the side, the Uruguayan marksman would get into the team as a backup only and would have to wait for his turn.
The player has shown that he can lead the line for his side on a consistent basis. He has come a long way from being at a relegation struck Middlesbrough side to becoming a match winner for Girona. His composure and physical ability while vying for the ball against the defenders gives him an edge over the opponents, and he could be a suitable option for the Blaugrana to increase their squad depth.
The Catalan giants have performed exceptionally well this season in the major tournaments so far. However, their shock exit from the Copa Del Rey might have rung a few alarm bells for Ernesto Valverde, and he might look to add some more steel to his attack for the rest of the season. Reportedly, he is an admirer of Stuani’s abilities and could add him to his side to strengthen it for the long season ahead.