Spanish La Liga giants, Barcelona are moving towards a period where they will have to make a major decision regarding the future of striker Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan goalscorer has proven himself beyond doubt on the big stages since joining from Liverpool in 2014. He has scored more than 150 goals in 215 appearances for the Catalan club.
However, age is not on his side as he will be celebrating his 32nd birthday in January 2019 and the club is already scouting for his potential replacements. The club have the process of replacing him although his contract runs until 2021.
With Paco Alcacer is set to join Borussia Dortmund permanently as the Bundesliga side are desperate to activate the option in his loan deal after a promising start to life at the Westfalenstadion. Barcelona will be willing to let Munir El Haddadi leave on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer.
One would expect big names to be drawn up as potential replacements for the former Ajax and Liverpool striker given the huge vacuum he’s going to leave. Instead, the club has chosen to scout on some fast-rising strikers in Europe as Suarez’s possible replacement.
Number one on the shortlist list is Krzysztof Piatek. The 23-year-old is a summer signing for Genoa and he’s found the back of the net 13 times so far.
Another name on the list is Lille’s Nicolas Pepe, the Yong striker has registered 8 goals to his name this season. Although,he’s more of a wide player than a central striker upfront.
The third name Luka Jovic, a Serbian striker who currently plays for Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Portuguese side SL Benfica. The player is currently enjoying his two-year loan with the German side with 12 goals to his name this year.