The striker is out, falling off Luis Enrique’s list
The Villarreal CF he has played it all on one card, because he does not have a nine substitute to replace Gerard Moreno. That is why during the summer market the yellow club was working on the arrival of a new footballer. However, this arrival did not take place, so Unai Emery has had to resort to two youth squads to occupy the team’s offensive positions.
These two players have been Nicolas Jackson and Alex Baena, who so far have performed at a very high level. In fact, attacking players like Danjuma have not been missed, who for the moment has not been able to wear shorts due to injuries. However, it is expected that the dutch striker will be back soon with the team.
Villarreal CF’s problem with the attack
During the summer, the yellow submarine has found a destination for two footballers who were not in Emery’s plans. These were Paco Alcácer, who finally left for Sharjah FC in the UAE Pro League, and Boulaye Dia, who plays for US Salernitana. And his plans were to sign another striker.
The main target was Umar Sadiq, but the non-sale of players like Danjuma or Pau Torres made the operation impossible. That is why they reached an agreement with Edinson Cavani, but the Uruguayan striker got tired of waiting and finally signed with Valencia CF. In this way, they finished the market without signing any nine.
Villarreal CF finds an opportunity to rest Gerard Moreno
If Gerard Moreno finally disputes the World Cup in Qatar, Villarreal CF will have serious problems up front. And it is that they will have only a pure nine that, to make matters worse, will not have had rest. That is why in the team’s plans is to look for a new guaranteed striker for the second half of the season.
That striker could be Luis Suárez, since it is already known that he will not continue in Nacional after the World Cup. The footballer is very comfortable in Spain, so he could return to the Santander League. And signing him would not entail any financial outlay for Villarreal CF, so he could be a perfect option to have a guaranteed nine or to complement Gerard Moreno.