Luis Suarez: Barcelona opt for Rashford ahead of Firmino as replacement for striker

Luis Suarez: Barcelona opt for Rashford ahead of Firmino as replacement for striker, Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM

- Marcus Rashford has been shortlisted as a possible replacement for Luis Suarez at Barca

- Suarez joined Barcelona in 2014 and could leave the Catalan giants soon

- The La Liga giants are keen to find a formidable player who can fill the Uruguayan's place

Luis Suarez's may still be finding the back of the net at 32 but Liga champions Barcelona have reportedly listed four possible players as potential replacements for the striker.

According to The Mirror,Suarez is due to leave Barcelona next summer, with the Uruguayan forward heading into the final year of his current contract at Barcelona next campaign.

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The 32-year-old joined Barca from Liverpool for £65m in 2014, and has netted 183 goals in 255 appearances, lifting four La Liga titles, four Copa del Reys and a Champions League trophy.

Suarez also formed a formidable attack line with Lionel Messi and at different times with the likes of Neymar, Ousmane Dembele and presently Antoine Griezmann.

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Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo reports that Rashford now tops Barca's wish list, but they are also considering the trio of Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane and Lautaro Martinez.

Mbappe remains No.1 target, but the Frenchman is the costliest, with the World Cup winner valued at over €200m.

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Rashford currently earns £200,000-a-week after penning a four year contract in the summer and could be a cheaper option.

Kane might be ready for the switch, but Daniel Levy high demands might force Barca to look elsewhere.

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Fred Kennedy has a Bachelor's degree in journalism (Daystar University), currently working as a Sports Editor. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism.