5 potential replacements for Luis Suarez at Barcelona
Potential replacements for Luis Suarez at Barcelona
Luis Suarez has been a key figure at FC Barcelona ever since he signed for the club back in 2014, after completing his move away from English Premier League side, Liverpool.
During his time at the club, Luis has witnessed glorious times, as he won La Liga on two different occasions, the UEFA Champions League, the Club World Cup, the Copa Del Rey, the Spanish Super Cup and the UEFA Super Cup. The Uruguayan played a fundamental role in achieving the majority of these titles and was the top scorer of the Spanish league in the 2015/2016 season with 40 goals.
However, El Pistolero has been struggling this season and has only scored once in the last eight matches. He is almost 31-year old, so is it time for FC Barcelona to start searching for a replacement?
#5 Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City)
Gabriel Jesus might only be 20 years old, but he is already showing signs of the needed maturity and composure to shine at the top level. The Brazilian has been an essential figure at Palmeiras, Manchester City and Brazil's national team in the past 18 months, demonstrating his ability to succeed under different circumstances.
Not many thought that Gabriel would adapt so quickly to life in England. The youngster has already scored eight league goals this season, which puts him in contention in the race for top scorer. This stat is even more impressive when you realize that he shares his playing time with Sergio Aguero.
Having said that, Gabriel is professional enough to accept to sit on the bench and rotate with another striker. Suarez does turn 31 soon, but he probably still has a season or two left in him, despite his recent form. It would be ideal for Barcelona boss Valverde, to be able to count on a young talent and a veteran in the same squad.