5 Target Men Barcelona Should Sign This Summer
If Barcelona are looking for a change of direction in attack, the purchase of an able target man is the way to go.
Such an option would give them the aerial presence up front that they have lacked since the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Whilst Luis Enrique's preferred template is still likely to be the 4-3-3, there is every chance that with the right target man in place, Barca would revert to a 4-2-3-1 when necessary.
Let's take a look at five strikers who could make a real difference to Barca's attacking credentials.
Barcelona certainly won't entertain Cavani with those figures in mind, but if he is willing to bend in his demands, then then Catalans could well do business.
Power, strength, omnipresent goal threat and game intelligence. Cavani has it all.
At 27 years of age he is in his prime as a footballer and despite being played out of position all season Cavani still scored 16 goals in 30 games.
In his natural position of centre-forward, expect that to rise significantly.
Edin Dzeko has top-level pedigree.
Furthermore, in the last four months of the season, he only played the full 90 minutes on four out of 19 occasions, per WhoScored.com.
Sixteen goals in 31 appearances (eight as sub), is a great return from your front man and with Manuel Pellegrini playing a similar style to that which Luis Enrique is likely to employ at Barca, the Bosnian should have no problem in adapting to life in La Liga.
According to Sport via Pete Sharland of the Daily Mail, the Spaniard is already on the list of targets compiled by Enrique.
At 6'5", much of Llorente's game is based around his physicality, and despite being not being as mobile as someone like Dzeko, he is still deceptively quick.
More than able to play in a 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1 or a 4-4-2, Llorente's versatility is also a major selling point.
Luis Figo will attest to just how badly things might turn out, Luis Enrique the opposite. And with Barca's new manager guiding the ship, perhaps Cules would be more forgiving than usual.
His movement and technical ability are first class and goals certainly won't be a problem, but are Barca brave enough to bring Higuain back to the Spanish league?