Barca News: Setién claims in a press conference the signing of Rodrigo

Signing a forward is the priority of FC Barcelona in this transfer market. Rodrigo Moreno is the priority of Quique Setién to replace Luis Suárez, although the options of Loren Morón or Aubameyang are also handled.

This Tuesday a meeting was unveiled between Jorge Mendes and emissaries of FC Barcelona to discuss the possible signing of Rodrigo Moreno. About him Quique Setién spoke at a press conference, where he did not hide his taste on the battering ram of Valencia. “I like all the great players,” he said.

“He is an extraordinary footballer. He can complicate any team. He is key to any team and in this case to Valencia. He would have preferred that he had not played. But Valencia will not play with ten: the level of Valencia is very high,” he added.

Quique Setién conference statement quoted

In that sense, he did not want to assess what would happen if January passes and a forward is not signed:

“These are assumptions that I do not value now. I think that Barcelona is a great team and that always, under normal circumstances, has to compete to win it everything. There are some things that you can’t control which are the injuries. That can really influence a certain moment. It is always convenient to be prepared in case it happens but right now I don’t value it, for the moment.”

Quique Setién statement in conference