Quique Setien admits that Barcelona are looking for a new No.9

"We have spoken internally," Setien said, without giving much more away

Setién, encantado en el Barça
Setién, encantado en el Barça | sport

Javier Giraldo

Barcelona manager Quique Setien admitted on Tuesday that the club are looking for a replacement for Luis Suarez this month. 

Suarez, 32, has been ruled out for the next four months after undergoing surgery on a meniscus problem in his right knee after the Spanish Supercopa loss to Atletico Madrid. 

"It's true we're speaking about it," Setien said. "But we still have to move things on a little bit." 

The Barça coach was relaxed despite being left without a striker: "It's not something I am worried about too much, I'm thinking about the match tomorrow (against Ibiza in the Copa del Rey) and against Valencia.

2Everything else has to be studied exhaustively; then we will see what the most convenient [option] is." 

Asked again about a No.9 coming he, Setien was a little more uncomfortable: "It's an issue I still can't answer and I am not going to do so. I have spoken about some things with the club, but nothing in concrete.

"They're internal issues and it's preferable for me if you don't ask me, because I am not going to say anything, so let's not waste time."  




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