Ousmane Dembele’s long-term injury will allow Barcelona to make an emergency transfer from inside of Spain.
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That’s the other Luis Suarez, as Barcelona waits on the health and fitness of the well-known Uruguayan striker.
Here’s the low down on the list of possible signings:
Willian Jose, Real Sociedad — Currently out of favor with his club and the likeliest to move should Barca pony up the $40-plus million it will take, Jose has eight goals on the season and 52 during his time with the club.
Lucas Perez, Alaves — Yes, the formal Arsenal and West Ham man. Perez remains comfortable in Spanish football, and has nine goals and four assists through 22 matches.
Angel Rodriguez, Getafe — The elder statesman of the group, soon-to-be 33-year-old Rodriguez has 13 goals and two assists this season, including three in six Europa League matches.
Loren Moron, Real Betis — At 26, Moron has bagged 10 goals with three assists in 25 appearances this season.
Luis Suarez, Real Zaragoza — The 22-year-old Colombian’s full name is Luis Javier Suárez Charris and he is on loan from Watford. His LaLiga2 stars are a strong 14 goals and three assists in 25 outings.Follow @NicholasMendola