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Setien admits admiration for Barcelona target Rodrigo

Barcelona coach Quique Setien admits a new striker signing is on the agenda.

Ahead of today's trip to Valencia, Setien declared he has a "great team that in normal circumstance can compete for everything. There are some things like injuries that can't be controlled. And that can make the difference if you have a strong enough team... we have to be prepared for anything," in respect to signing a substitute for the injured Luis Suarez.

One of the names linked is Valencia's Rodrigo, but the coach would only say "I like all great players" when asked about him.

Rodrigo returns from injury for Valencia and could feature against Barça on Saturday.

"Evidently Rodrigo is an extraordinary player," Setien added. "He won't only make it tough for us, but for any team he plays against, we've seen it before. He would be a key player for any team, and in this case, for Valencia. I would have preferred him not to play. But we know if he doesn't play, someone else will. They won't play with 10. The level of Valencia, with or without Rodrigo, is very high."

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