He could be an alternative to Marco Reus if the German can't be signed
The forward of Barça is clear: Messi, Neymar and Suarez. Beyond the trident, Luis Enrique has other players that will probably leave next season: Pedro is considering leaving the club and Munir, Sandro and Adama could be sent on loan. So new players might be searched.
The name of Douglas Costa
Marco Reus, the choice of Barça members, is the main candidate to join Barça, but he is not the only one in the list.
As explained by journalist Oriol Domènech in the newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Barça are also following the winger of Shakhtar Donetsk Douglas Costa, an alternative if the signing of the German gets complicated.
The Brazilian is the name of consensus among the technical direction. In fact, Luis Enrique, when he was coach of Rome, he wanted him on his team.
Domènech said that in 2010 the name appeared in the club and, in 2012, the club intensified the monitoring of the player, with always positive reports. So positive that this summer his name was on Luis Enrique's table, but the coach finally preferred Suárez.
Champions League's showcase
This Wednesday, Shakhtar Donetsk are playing against Bayern Munich —the second leg of Champions League round of 16— and Barça will send a talent spotter, Urbano Ortega, for a special monitoring of the player.