Koeman wanted Lukaku to replace Luis Suarez

Barcelona

Luis Suarez will likely still hold on Barcelona. But if Suarez were to go, Ronald Koeman want Romelu Lukaku brought to Barcelona.

Suarez was widely rumored to be heading for the Camp Nou exit in this summer market. With a year remaining on the contract, the Uruguay bomber is predicted to continue his career at Juventus.

However, rumors have recently surfaced that Suarez’s transfer to Turin is canceled. The former Ajax and Liverpool striker did not have enough time to take the citizenship test for an Italian passport. This must be done because the quota for non-EU players Juventus is full.

Another option for Suarez is to join Atletico Madrid or Paris St. Germain. However, great opportunity The gunman survived because he was demanding full compensation for the rest of his contract, but until now Barcelona has not agreed.

According to the news Sport 3, which is quoted SPORT, Koeman had wanted Barcelona to hunt Inter bomber Milan Romelu Lukaku to replace Suarez. Ronald Koeman coached Lukaku for a season at Everton with 26 goals and 7 assists in 39 appearances.

It was also stated that the Dutch coach had even personally asked Barcelona to buy Lukaku after being lined up as the successor to Quique Setien. Even though the club has been heavily linked with another Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martinez.

However, the financial crisis that hit Barcelona forced Luis Suarez to fail to leave. The proof is that Barcelona have trouble getting Memphis Depay from Marseille even though the ransom is only a maximum of EUR 30 million.

Barcelona coach Ronald Keoman said his club must sell players first before they can shop again. “In order for Depay to arrive, we have to sell players first,” Koeman told Fox Sports, just a few days ago.

Realistically it’s a little hard to get out Lukaku from Inter just one season after signing from Manchester United for EUR 80 million. Especially last season, Lukaku was brilliant with 34 goals in 51 appearances for Nerazzurri and is still bound by a long-term contract.

(rin / aff)


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