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Barcelona Have Apparently Identified Lautaro Martinez Replacement: A Brilliant Deal For Setien?

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Timo Werner has been among the media speculation for the longest time possible as several top clubs from all across Europe are chasing the signature of the young German. While the rumour mills continue to work overtime linking him to many of his suitors, the latest reports state that Barcelona are also in the race for acquiring his signature.

Mundo Deportivo reports that the Catalan club have identified the RB Leipzig man as an alternative for Lautaro Martinez if Inter Milan refuse to let go of their prized possession. The news says that right now Werner is “Plan B”, but soon he may become “Plan A” for the Spanish giants.

Is Werner the right choice for Barcelona?

Simply put, Barca want Lautaro Martinez in their ranks for the next season. However, Inter Milan could quote a price for the Argentine that may prove too much for the Spanish team. In this situation, Setien must look at other options, and Werner is indeed one of the best out there.

The Catalans want to part with many players of their current team and reinforcements are therefore a must. In the post-pandemic era, where the purses of all the club would be tightened, the board would have to look at multiple names for the same slot.

BARCELONA, SPAIN – MARCH 07: Quique Setien, Manager of Barcelona looks on during the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Sociedad at Camp Nou on March 07, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Werner’s rise to prominence

In recent years, Timo Werner has been one of the hottest prospects in European football. The 24-year-old has excelled in the Bundesliga playing for RB Leipzig from 2016, and it is mostly his contributions at the attacking end of the pitch for which the German club have mounted immense pressure on Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the title race this season.

The striker has so far scored 21 league goals in 25 matches this term, thus establishing his authority on the pitch. Plying his trade under an able manager like Julian Nagelsmann has made him a better player, and at this stage of his career, Werner is undoubtedly ready for more significant challenges.

Would Werner suit Barcelona?

Werner is a versatile player who is capable of playing both as a centre-forward and as a winger. Luis Suarez is nearing the end of his career, and his departure from Barcelona is imminent. Werner is the ideal replacement for the Uruguayan, matching his creativity on the field.

The German would not only be a great addition to the side in terms of his goal-scoring capability, but he would also be a great support to his teammates, including Lionel Messi. Therefore, Setien should immediately give a closer look to Werner and take a decision before any other club makes a move for the future star.

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