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Rodrigo is Barcelona’s first choice, Ben Yedder is the backup option - report

Barça’s striker search is narrowing down

Valencia CF v SD Eibar SAD - La Liga Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

FC Barcelona are willing to part with a player either now or in the summer to obtain Rodrigo, Valencia’s striker, according to Diario SPORT. However, a deal is not yet assured with Valencia able to dictate terms. Should the deal fail to materialize, AS Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder is a possibility.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) and Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) had been mentioned as possible options for Barcelona’s striker search, but both deals are now being considered basically impossible, per the report.

Krzysztof Piątek (AC Milan), Lautaro Martínez (Inter Milan), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain), Cristhian Stuani (Girona), and Victor Osimhen (Lille) have also been rumored, but it seems the striker search has narrowed.

In addition, Pedro (Chelsea) and Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb) were tipped for a return to Barcelona, but both seem to be discarded, at least for the moment. Mundo Deportivo reports Barcelona want a pure striker to replace the injured Luis Suárez, not wingers such as those two.

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