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Barcelona given permission to sign Dembélé replacement

Barça have been given the 'green light' by both LaLiga and the Spanish FA to sign a replacement for Ousmane Dembélé.

Barcelona given permission to sign Dembélé replacement
JOAN MB DIARIO AS

Barça have been given the 'green light' by both LaLiga and the Spanish FA to sign a replacement for Ousmane Dembélé. The player was operated on recently in Finland to rectify a hamstring muscle problem and is expected to be out of action for at least six months following the surgery. The Catalan club have been working on potential targets in parallel, anticipating this approval to be forthcoming and hope to announce a replacement striker within the next day or two at the latest. The club's intention is that the replacement is available for coach Setién to consider using in the forthcoming LaLiga clash as Barcelona face Eibar this weekend at Camp Nou.

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
1Real Madrid 53 15 8 1
2Barcelona 52 16 4 4
3Getafe 42 12 6 6
Full standing
Next matches
Barcelona - Eibar S-22/02 16:00
Real Madrid - Barcelona D-01/03 21:00
Barcelona - R. Sociedad S-07/03 18:30
Fixtures

*Update 17 de febrero de 2020

Leganés striker Martin Braithwaite is the latest name to be linked with a move to the Catalan capital with the Danish international joining a wish-list that already includes the likes of Getafe's Ángel, Levante's Roger, Willian Jose (Real Sociedad) and Alaves target-man Lucas Pérez with the replacement having to currently play in LaLiga.

Martin Braithwaite of Leganes during the La Liga Santander match between Levante and CD Leganes at Estadio Ciutat de Valencia on February 8, 2020 in Valencia, Spain

Barça were always confident that the medical commission who carried out the study on the nature of Dembélé's injury and recuperation time would concur that his layoff would permit the club from replacing him in their current squad and now the spotlight falls on the sporting director as the club now activate their plan to recruit a new forward.