SCOUTING REPORT : Barcelona transfer targets – STRIKER

SCOUTING REPORT : Barcelona transfer targets - STRIKER

This scouting report has the evaluation of 3 realistic strikers that could potentially join the club before the start of next season. When pursuing striking options for next season, the board should consider these 3 options given the current squad depth, finance and status of the club. The ideal FC Barcelona striker should possess the following attributes:

  • AGE: 20-25 years old. The striker will potentially be a long term replacement for Luis Suarez.
  • PROMISING: The striker should not be promising in terms of talent only but also should have shown some glimpses that he will fit well with the FC Barcelona style of play.
  • CLINICAL: This attribute is essential no matter for which team the striker is playing.
  • POTENTIAL BARGAIN: Eric Abidal should have one eye on the financial crisis of the club as he chooses the attacking option for next season.

Alexander Isak

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AGE : 20

HEIGHT : 1,90 m

CLUB: Real Sociedad

POSITION: ST

FOOT: Right

MARKET VALUE: €22.50m

2019/20 SEASON REVIEW

LALIGA

GAMES: 27       

GOALS: 7

ASSISTS: 1

GOAL PARTICIPATION: 17%

COPA DEL REY

GAMES: 7

GOALS: 7

ASSISTS: 2

GOAL PARTICIPATION: 37%

As of now, the 20 years old Swedish striker is the top scorer of Copa Del Rey this season. He is lean, agile and loved for his pace and acceleration. He has been claimed as a right-footed player but seems to use both legs effectively. Amongst the 14 goals he has scored this season, he has put away 8 of them using his right and 6 of them using his left. He has managed to score against both Real Madrid (2 goals in Copa Del Rey) and Barcelona (1 in La Liga) this season. However, Barcelona already has someone who can bring all of these attributes – Dembele. 

KEY ATTRIBUTES: Dribbler, Pacey 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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AGE: 30

HEIGHT: 1,87 m

NATION: Gabon

CLUB: Arsenal

POSITIONS: ST, LW, RW

FOOT: Right

MARKET VALUE: €60.00 m

2019/20 SEASON REVIEW

PREMIER LEAGUE

GAMES: 26       

GOALS: 17

ASSISTS: 1

GOAL PARTICIPATION: 45%

EUROPA LEAGUE

GAMES: 6

GOALS: 3

ASSISTS: 0

GOAL PARTICIPATION: 18%

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the second highest goal scorer (17) in the Premier League this season, just two behind Jamie Vardy (19). He is also the top scorer for the gunners this season. There is no doubt he is one of the best attacking asset in the Premier League this season but the question is- will he be a good fit at Barcelona?

KEY ATTRIBUTES: Pacey, Finishing

Lautaro Martinez

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AGE: 22

HEIGHT: 1,74 m

NATION: Argentina

CLUB: Inter Milan

POSITIONS: ST

FOOT : Right

MARKET VALUE: €70.00 m

2019/20 SEASON REVIEW

SERIE A

GAMES: 22    

GOALS: 12

ASSISTS: 3

GOAL PARTICIPATION: 30%

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

GAMES: 6

GOALS: 5

ASSISTS: 0

GOAL PARTICIPATION: 50%

COPA ITALIA

GAMES: 2

GOALS: 0

ASSISTS: 1

GOAL PARTICIPATION: 16%

As quoted by many, Lautaro Martinez is the ideal replacement for Luis Suarez. The Argentine’s physique, strength, stamina and clinical ability is similar to that of the Uruguayan. He has shown his ability to link up with his teammates in the final third whether it is by a cross from the wing or a little one-two to get in behind the defence. His heading ability is remarkable given his height is smaller than other players who are good with their head. He is the second best goal scorer (17) this season for Inter Milan, just behind Lukaku (23). The only concern is about his game time as Barcelona already have good attacking options and he will need to fight for the position. However, it would be excellent if FC Barcelona sign this lad for a good deal of money.

KEY ATTRIBUTES: Strength, Finishing, Jumping/Heading


So, after reading this scouting report, which striker would you bring to Barcelona next season? ANSWER THE POLL PLEASE

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