Is Ighalo the new solution to Barcelona’s backup goal Scoring Problem?


With the last summer’s departure of Paco Alcacer to Dortmund and the exit of Munir in this current transfer window, Barcelona needs short terms solution to their backup striking problem and luring Jude Ighalo will obviously help in sorting this issue.


Ighalo has the colloid experience of the top 3 league in Europe to provide that solution, having played in Italy, Spain and England.

Having started his career in Premier League in a blistering form by scoring 15 goals in 19 games in the first half of the season, the Ajegunle born footballer finished the season behind Kane, Aguero and Alexis in the race for golden boot.

It’s has always been a massive struggles for Barcelona in almost second and most important half of the season in recent years due to lack of formidable backup and plan B striker in their first team.

Suarez is undisputed Barcelona’s first choice center forward, having formed affable and formidable partner with the Catalans greatest footballer ever, Lionel Messi. One cannot think of Jude coming in to displace El Pistolero from the Barcelona’s starting eleven. But Ighalo’s good holdup play, his physical presence and his heading threat would provide something different for Barcelona.

Odion scoring ability has revamped since his last disappointing months at Watford, scoring 21 goals in 28 appearance for Yatai and 6 goals for the Super Eagle In 2018 has proven that the 29 years old has enough qualities to wear the colors of the Blaugrana and to be the super sub that will ease the goal scoring burden on Luis Suarez like the days of Henrik Larsson did for Samuel Eto’o File under the Dutch coach, Frank Rijkaard.

There are no doubt that the Nigeria international can easily fit in when it comes to adaptation to the Barça style of play, according to the UK’s betting sites, which gives fans more chances to win when betting on Barcelona. But at his age, it is debatable whether he can become the long-awaited successor to Barcelona legend Henrik Larsson.

Regardless, Barcelona should try make the Nigeria international as priority. No half decent striker with such qualities that is ready to be deputy to Luis Suarez and offers the Catalans another dimension going forward in difficult situation, especially against physically built teams in Continental competition


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