Barcelona linked with surprise move for Girona striker Cristhian Stuani

Cristhian Stuani is a target for Barcelona in the winter transfer window.

Spanish source report that Barcelona are linked with surprise move for Girona striker Cristhian Stuani.

The Uruguay international was signed by Girona in July 2017 from Middlesbrough for a fee of 2.5 million euros. The 32-year-old has a contract until 2020 with the club.

Cristhian Stuani
Cristhian Stuani

In total, Stuani has scored 33 goals from 50 Girona matches.

The 32-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Uruguay.

As a member of Uruguay national football team, Stuani won 46 caps and he scored 5 goals.

Barcelona
Barcelona

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

The report claims that Barcelona manager has extensively scouted Cristhian Stuani and is considering a move for the striker.

Girona
Girona

Ernesto Valverde is a long term admirer of Cristhian Stuani and believes he can get the most out of the Uruguay international.

According to Football Espana, “Barcelona are considering signing Girona’s in-form striker Cristhian Stuani in a €15m deal this month. 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. 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.”

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If Barcelona are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Barcelona.

It will be interesting to see whether Barcelona will make their move during the winter transfer window.

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