Luiz Suarez identifies Tammy Abraham as potential Barcelona replacement


Luis Suarez has been open about the fact his Barcelona days could soon be coming to an end.

He recently claimed he is aware the club are looking at long-term options to replace him in the No.9 role as he approaches the latter stages of his career.

And the 32-year-old former Liverpool striker has now run the rule over potential replacements – identifying Tammy Abraham as the top choice.

Chelsea striker Abraham has been in stunning form for Frank Lampard’s side in the Premier League, leading to admiring glances from Suarez as he watches on from Spain.

Tammy Abraham has earned admiring glances from Luiz Suarez this season

Asked by One Football which No.9s he admirers, whilst considering that the day will come when he will no longer be at the Nou Camp, Suarez said: “Obviously there are many very good young people who are playing.

“I personally have certain strikers that I look at because I like to watch their football, whether young or old.

“One is Abraham, the “9” of Chelsea. I think it’s a very good forward, with a very good finish, and that moves very well despite how young he is.”

Suarez has tipped Abraham as a potential replacement for him at the Nou Camp

The Uruguayan went on to name compatriot Maxi Gomez and Inter Milan ace Lautaro Martinez as the two other names on his radar.

“Another one that I love is Maxi Gomez,” he added.

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“Apart from being Uruguayan, he is a player who has many characteristics that any club in a center forward can look for.

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“There are also more players like Lautaro Martínez who is also demonstrating a great level.”

Asked if he would sign them if he was sporting director, he responded: “It would depend on the circumstances and what the club needs at that moment because maybe he already has a ‘9’ and he doesn’t need it.”





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