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Ernesto Valverde Says Barcelona Are Open to Signing a Striker in January Window

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has said the club will consider signing a centre-forward in the January transfer window following the sale of Munir El Haddadi.

The Blaugrana confirmed on Friday they had reached an agreement with Sevilla for the sale of the 23-year-old, leaving Luis Suarez as the only recognised striker in the Barcelona squad as a result.

When asked about his options at the top end of the pitch on Saturday, Valverde said the Blaugrana will consider making an addition in this area of the field.

"There's space [for a new striker] with Munir leaving," he said on the eve of their clash with Eibar in La Liga, per Samuel Marsden of ESPN FC.