Barcelona must forget Lautaro Martinez and chase Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, insists former Nou Camp star Bojan Krkic warns of another misfit signing like Antoine Griezmann
- Barcelona is chasing a striker this summer with Lautaro Martinez as its top target
- The Catalans want a successor to Luis Suarez after Antoine Griezmann’s struggles
- Bojan Krkic, an ex-Barca academy star, thinks Roberto Firmino would suit him better
- He believes the Nou Camp side needs a ‘nine’ and to avoid a Griezmann repeat
Antoine Griezmann’s first season fights in Barcelona should serve as a warning, according to Bojan Krkic, who suggests chasing Roberto Firmino instead of Lautaro Martinez.
The Catalan side is looking for a striker this summer, looking for a long-term successor to 33-year-old Luis Suarez and more attacking options after big money gains failed to impress Ousmane Dembele and Griezmann.
Lautaro Martinez has an eye for Inter Milan this season and is reportedly a prime target for Barca, but former Nou Camp and Stoke star Bojan have suggested another option.
Bojan Krkic believes that Barcelona should watch Liverpool star Roberto Firmino this summer
The ex-Barcelona star believes they should cut plans to chase Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez
Bojan has warned against the fact that the Catalans have signed another player who does not meet their needs
“Inter does not usually take the initiative and that makes me think that Lautaro can occupy an area of Barca that is not naturally his,” he said. Sport.
‘If you give me a name, I would bet more on Roberto Firmino: a link player, with a lot of presence and great mobility.
“I don’t intend to interpret this reflection as a refusal to sign Martinez, but I understand that his profile needs to be analyzed very well because, as happened with Griezmann, it would be unforgivable that we sign a striker to put him on the wing and then complain that it does not work.
Antoine Griezmann has struggled to settle since he arrived at the Nou Camp for a lot of money
“That is not possible again, because although it seems obvious, a nine is a nine.
“That is his natural habitat and in order to move him from there, he must waste his talent. If Barca needs a nine, sign it, but do it to actually use it. ‘
Firmino has only eight goals in 29 games this season, but earns his place in the Reds line-up for his connection game with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, with the front-three winning the Champions League, the Cup World Cup and, soon, . the Premier League together.
Bojan, who now plays for MLS side Montreal Impact under Thierry Henry, may be asking a lot, as Firmino has a hard time wrestling from Anfield after his exploits in a red shirt.