NEWS
Tuesday January 15 2019
Barcelona 'study signing' of Girona striker Cristhian Stuani

Barcelona are considering signing Girona’s in-form striker Cristhian Stuani in a €15m deal this month, according to multiple reports.

The 32-year-old is La Liga’s third highest scorer this season, netting 12 goals in 15 starts – behind only Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, both of Barca.

Stuani’s release clause at Estadi Montilivi stands at €15m and Marca, Diario AS and Diario Sport all say the Blaugrana are considering activating the deal.

The experienced Uruguayan only joined the Catalan club in the summer of 2017 from Middlesbrough but has been a huge hit in Spain, netting 33 times in just 47 league starts.

Munir El Haddadi left the Camp Nou to join Sevilla in a €1m deal earlier this month, leaving Suarez as the only recognised senior striker at the club.

Barca are said to have rejected the opportunity to sign Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata while Fernando Llorente now appears more likely to stay at Tottenham.

Football Italia website