Vilanova: Barcelona Do not Need Striker

BARCELONA - Barcelona tactician Tito Vilanova claimed that Barca will not be looking for a striker in the summer transfer window. The coach who replaced Josep 'Pep' Guardiola preferred to strengthen the defense.

42-year-old coach revealed that he will keep the squad Pep Guardiola. Revelation that he spoke at a news conference for the first time in preparation for the season through 2012-13.

Striker David Villa mainstay Blaugrana are likely to recover from injury and likely will join the main squad assessed Vilanova is enough to sharpen the line of attack. So he decided to bring some players back.

"I'm not looking for an attacker, because we already have a number of attacking players and they are great players," Vilanova said, as reported by the Guardian, Wednesday (07/18/2012).

"Especially when Villa come back, then our strength growing. We prefer the club to spend money to strengthen the defense," Villanova went on.

"The presence of Villa is a pleasant surprise. It's clear that he has been working hard. We all hope that he will return in the near future. He is an important player for this team," Vilanova closed.