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Krkic urging Barcelona to go for Liverpool striker Firmino

Bojan Krkic believes former club Barcelona should move for Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino.

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is a top target for the Catalan club as they seek a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.

Bojan, now with Montreal Impact, told Sport: "Inter Milan do not usually take the initiative and that makes me think that Lautaro could occupy an area at Barca that is not naturally his.

"If you allow me a name, I would bet more on Roberto Firmino: a link player, with a lot of presence and great mobility."

"I do not intend that this reflection be interpreted as a refusal to sign Martinez, but I understand that his profile must be analysed very well because it would be unforgivable that, as happened with Antoine Griezmann, we sign a striker to put him on the wing and then complain that it doesn't work.

"That cannot happen again because, although it seems obvious, a nine is a nine. 'That is his natural habitat and to move him from there is to waste his talent. If Barca need a nine, sign him, but do it to really use him."

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