Barca responds to links with striker


FC Barcelona manager Quique Setien has responded to the reports linking the club with Valencia star Rodrigo.

With Suarez set to spend a long spell on the sidelines after a surgery on his knee, the Catalan giants are reportedly looking in the market for a new striker.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Latauro Martinez are a couple of the names that have been linked with the LaLiga giants along with Rodrigo.

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When asked about the Valencia star, Setien said: "I like all good players.

"He's an extraordinary footballer and tomorrow he could give us problems - he is a key player for their team.

"I would have preferred if he wasn't playing, but we know that if he's not there then there is another player.

"Valencia have a great squad with or without Rodrigo."