FC Barcelona Transfer Talk: 5 Post Forwards Who'd Improve Barça Tactically

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FC Barcelona Transfer Talk: 5 Post Forwards Who'd Improve Barça Tactically
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Barça has one of the best squads in the world, but Pep Guardiola still needs a tall presence in the area to have another tactical resource at his disposal. 

What he needs is what is usually referred to in the football jargon as a "post forward."

In plain English, a forward that is physical in the opponent's goal area, and that is a powerful presence both in the aerial game and distributing balls to teammates with his back toward the rival's goalkeeper.

In FC Barcelona terms, a striker that's not 1.70 meters tall.

Pep thought he had one in Zlatan two years ago and experimented with Gudjohnsen on that role, but there is no player in the Barça squad (unless you count Busquets or Pique) to fill that job.

In this slideshow, we will simply name five options that could fit the bill as a post forward for the Blaugrana, with no regard whatsoever to whether or not Pep, Rossell and company actually have them on their sights as potential signings (even though they should).


Author's note: This will be the second slideshow in my series of the Role Players Who'd Improve Barça Tactically, so expect to see other slideshows on this subject soon. 

If you want to take a look at the first of the series: FC Barcelona Transfer Talk: 5 Dribbling Wingers Who'd Improve Barça Tactically.

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