Ronald Koeman‘s strategy of landing his former colleagues at Barcelona is likely to cause a stir at the club sooner or later.
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman is trying to affirm his authority at the club and wants to sign several players from his previous sides. Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay were among those who had been closely linked with a move to Spain in recent months, but a transfer for neither gained fruition in the summer.
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According to Liverpool Echo, the Blaugrana are now interested in signing Dominic Calvert-Lewin from Everton on the request of the manager. The Everton striker has enjoyed a red-hot start to the Premier League season, scoring six times in four appearances so far apart from a hat-trick in the Carabao Cup and one goal on international duty.
Ronald Koeman has previously coached Calvert-Lewin and his interest in the England striker comes as no surprise given the fact that he is having a terrific campaign in front of goal. Plus, with Luis Suarez having departed the club, the need for a striker is justified given that Antoine Griezmann has still not delivered- now in his second season at the club.
However, Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s addition to the wish-list most certainly comes due to Koeman’s favouritism from previous jobs and not one that has been made due to his quality. DCL has had just a few good months under Carlo Ancelotti and signing him would be no short of yet another panic transfer by the Barca board, whose moves of late have been hysterical to say the least.
Instead of the 23-year-old Englishman, the club is in a better position to wait until next summer and go for Lautaro Martinez. The Argentine is doing a better job with his national side and Inter Milan, plus his already existent chemistry with the Barcelona conductor- Lionel Messi– will start to come handy right from day one in the club’s system.
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