Comparing the stats of the five strikers on Barcelona’s ‘shortlist’

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The January transfer window may have only ended a couple of weeks ago but rumours are already starting to circulate regarding who Barcelona will move for in the summer. 

Ronald Koeman’s side have had a torrid time of it so far this season. With 22 matches played in La Liga, the giants sit nine points behind league-leaders Atletico Madrid and, following a 4-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain, are on the brink of a Champions League exit.

With the future of Lionel Messi continuing to hang in the balance, an attacker was always going to be high on the Dutchman’s agenda, and a list of five has been drawn up, according to The Mirror.

They include Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku, Memphis Depay, Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero. But who should they move for?

We’ve compared the league stats of the marksman to give you a better idea.

It’s worth noting that Aguero has only made five Premier League appearances (two starts), totalling 142 minutes – which perhaps tells you a story in itself, but at least he and Depay are available on a free this summer – which might well be all they can stretch to.

Goals
Erling Haaland – 17
Romelu Lukaku – 16
Memphis Depay – 14
Lautaro Martinez – 11
Sergio Aguero – 0

Assists
Memphis Depay – 7
Romelu Lukaku – 4
Lautaro Martinez – 4
Erling Haaland – 3
Sergio Aguero – 0

Minutes per goal
Erling Haaland – 85.4
Romelu Lukaku – 90
Lautaro Martinez – 137
Memphis Depay – 142.5
Sergio Aguero – n/a

Minutes per goal or assist
Erling Haaland – 72.6
Romelu Lukaku – 79.7
Memphis Depay – 95
Lautaro Martinez – 100.6
Sergio Aguero – n/a

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Chances created per 90 mins
Memphis Depay – 3.1
Sergio Aguero – 1.9
Lautaro Martinez – 1.5
Romelu Lukaku – 1.4
Erling Haaland – 1

Successful dribbles per 90 mins (success rate)
Romelu Lukaku – 2 (68.9%)
Memphis Depay – 2 (43%)
Lautaro Martinez – 1.1 (44%)
Erling Haaland – 0.9 (60%)
Sergio Aguero – 0 (0%)

Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy)
Erling Haaland – 17 (67.9%)
Romelu Lukaku – 24.2 (74.3%)
Lautaro Martinez – 19 (67.6%)
Memphis Depay – 30.9 (75.9%)
Sergio Aguero – 26.6 (73.8%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Lautaro Martinez – 4.1 (3.5)
Erling Haaland – 3.5 (2.9)
Romelu Lukaku – 3.2 (2.5)
Memphis Depay – 3.2 (1.7)
Sergio Aguero – 2.5 (1.9)


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