Barcelona go into the off season knowing that they have to strengthen their attack. They have had to rely heavily on the magic of Lionel Messi since letting Luis Suárez join La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid. Messi’s 35 goals this season could not prevent them from missing out on the La Liga for a second straight season.
Goals have come from other sources, but in small numbers with Antoine Griezmann (14) their second highest goalscorer in all competitions this season.
A swoop into the transfer market is necessary to return the Blaugrana to full strength ahead of the 2021/2022 season.
The summer transfer window is set to open on Thursday July 1, 2021 and will remain so until at least August 31. Below are 5 strikers that Barcelona can sign to boost their striking options.
1 Sergio Aguero
The Manchester City striker is leaving the Etihad at the end of the season. Barcelona are closing in on the veteran striker and a deal should be announced after the Champions League final. Aguero may have a medical in Barcelona this week.
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2 Erling Haaland
One of Europe’s deadliest young talents, Haaland could solve Barca’s problem in attack. He would be a good addition to the squad. Dortmund are unlikely to sanction a transfer this summer but a good bid may persuade them to let go of the young Norwegian.
3 Harry Kane
Kane is seeking a move away from North London after another frustrating season with Tottenham. He is unhappy after the club missed out on Champions League qualification. Kane needs trophies, Barcelona are in need of a good striker, and Tottenham needs money. So, good for all parties.
4 Alvaro Morata
There’s a lot of media speculation regarding Morata’s future. Juventus are not sure if the Spaniard would be in their plans for next season. Morata is already being linked with Barcelona. He is a decent forward, and Barca can get him for a bargain.
5 Memphis Depay
Barca’s interest in Depay is traceable to head coach Ronald Koeman who is a huge admirer of his compatriot. Koeman wants to bring Depay to Catalonia, and the Lyon forward has already confirmed contact from Barcelona’s representatives.