Setien ready to work without new striker: 'We’ll adapt to the circumstances'
- Barca may be given the right to sign a striker after Dembele's injury.
- The head boss would like a signing but he's ready to work with the current squad as well.
Talking to the press ahead of the home match against Getafe, Quique Setien shed light on his thoughts about the hottest topic these days — Barca's pursuit of a new striker.
"I always prepare for what can happen and I’ll work with what I have. Of course, everyone would like to be in a better position. We’ll adapt to the circumstances," he commented on the situation.
Nonetheless, the coach admits it would a huge boost if a new attacker arrives.
"This signing might be an important one but let’s first see if they allow it. We must wait for the response of the [Spanish Football Federation's medical] committee. But it’s likely that they will accept it and I suppose the club is working on it".
Meanwhile, Getafe's Angel Rodriguez is believed to be Barca's priority target mid-season. Sport claim his transfer could be announced as soon as the Catalans receive official permission to make an emergency signing from La Liga.
As a reminder, Barca expect to be allowed to sign a striker despite the transfer window being closed.
With Ousmane Dembele out for six months, La Liga and the Spanish Football Federation might give Barca the permission to buy a replacement.
Besides Dembouz, Luis Suarez is also out and is expected to return only in May. In their absence, the only first-team forwards available are Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann. The coach also counts on Ansu Fati and Rey Minaj from the reserves.
How much do we really need a striker?