Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde.

Barcelona fans have voted for which striker the club should sign in January

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Barcelona are in desperate need of a new striker for the remainder of the season.

With Munir recently joining Sevilla, Luis Suarez is left as the only natural striker at the club.

And at the tender age of 31, the Uruguayan will need to be rotated in order to keep him fresh for key La Liga and Champions League games.

However, the club are not looking to splash the cash in the January window and are instead looking for a cheap short-term option.

It is then likely that the Blaugrana will invest heavily in a new big-name striker in the summer.

As such, some of the names linked with a switch to the Nou Camp have been rather underwhelming, with Alvaro Morata and Fernando Llorente both touted with the move.

Both Spaniards are struggling for game time in the Premier League at Chelsea and Tottenham respectively.

But how do Barca fans feel about the pair? Well, Spanish publication Marca ran a poll to figure out just that.

Around 120,000 supporters voted and were given four options; Morata, Llorente, a different striker or not signing a striker at all in January.

Morata with Chelsea

The highest percentage of votes went to signing a different striker, with 36%, while 33% were in favour of bringing in Morata.

Llorente only attracted 17% of the vote, with only 14% stating that the club do not need to bring in a new forward.

So there you have it, the fans want a different name or failing that, Morata.

Celta Vigo's Maxi Gomez and Odion Ighalo have been just some of the names linked with Barcelona alongside Morata and Llorente.

Llorente celebrates

Another report from Marca hinted that Arturo Vidal could be used as a striker, with Ernesto Valverde admitting he has considered the concept.

"I won't deny that it has passed through my mind," Valverde said. "He [Vidal] has this impulse and always arrives in the area."It's an option, we'll see."

Ernesto Valverde
Fernando Llorente
Alvaro Morata
La Liga
Luis Suarez

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