‘Munir can be Barca’s fourth striker’

The agent of Munir El Haddadi insists the young forward has what it takes to be Barcelona’s fourth attacker this season.

Munir has yet to establish himself in Barca’s first team since making his debut two years ago, but a prolific preseason has prompted Francesc Valdivieso to suggest that the Catalans already have their ‘MSN’ deputy in the 20-year-old.

“Barcelona told us their intention was to sign a new striker,” he told Goal.com

“Munir has to understand that it could compromise his sporting chances and stack things against him.

“Munir’s opinion hasn't changed: he wants to stay at Barcelona. He would accept a loan but based on the names appearing in the media, he feels he can beat all of [the competition] so he is also thinking of staying to show he is the best choice.

“He is ready to take decisions by thinking by himself. He is not scared of staying – he would choose to stay.

"I can’t guarantee Munir will be a Barcelona player on September 1. Many lines are still open.

“Munir is brave and will take the best decision knowing some big European clubs, some of them playing in the Champions League this season, have real interest in him.

“These are very interesting proposals but we have to work with them a week before the market gets closed, not two days before it closes; it wouldn’t be the best thing to wait until the last days of the market to decide the best option.

“[On interest from Paris Saint-Germain], it gives him more confidence in himself, of course.

“He is showing that confidence. A football player has to speak on the pitch and he is doing that.

“Munir knows what teams are really interested in him and he is very grateful.”

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