Ivan Rakitic is one of the important players of FC Barcelona. Since his arrival in 2014, Rakitic has been able to keep up with the style of La Blaugrana which is known for being creative and full of movement. The quality he showed on the field seemed to be able to make fans forget that they had just lost the figure of a general midfield like Xavi Hernandez.
The trophy that has been given by this Croatian man is also not an ordinary one. Three La Liga trophies, four Copa Del Rey, up to one European Champions League title, was successfully given to this team which based at Camp Nou.
However, after nearly five years defending El Barca’, Rakitic was widely rumored to be leaving FC Barcelona. Rakitic also claimed to have submitted a request for sale to the club. Meanwhile, Barcelona itself has no plan to renew the player’s contract and will listen carefully to every offer submitted for Rakitic in the transfer market next summer.
Then, what really makes FC Barcelona put the name Rakitic on their selling list?
The first reason is of course about the ‘number’ of midfielders. Rakitic’s position in Barcelona’s main team is under a threat after the arrival of Arturo Vidal and Arthur Melo. Moreover, Barcelona also welcomed the arrival of the young midfielder, Frankie De Jong, from Ajax Amsterdam at the beginning of next season.
Then, the club’s financial condition was mentioned to be the main obstacle for Barcelona to maintain Rakitic. Reported from ESPN, club sources said Barcelona’s president, Josep Maria Bartomeu. was reluctant to extend Rakitic’s contract as the club’s financial conditions could not make it. Sources from the club said Barcelona needed large funds to maintain the financial stability of the club in order to compete with other major European clubs.
Rakitic’s sales in the present are also considered to be beneficial for Barcelona. If He was not being sold, then it’s not impossible for his price continues to decline.
A situation like this indeed is like a dilemma. The quality possessed by the player is still good, but if it continues to be maintained, FC Barcelona can also face a loss at any time.
If indeed Rakitic has to be sold, Barcelona doesn’t need to bother looking for potential buyers. Because some clubs like Paris Saint Germain, Manchester United, until Inter Milan are preparing to accommodate the services of this World Cup finalists.
In fact, PSG is reportedly ready to offer a fairly large offer in order to get this player’s signature. According to several sources, PSG is ready to spend up to 90 million euros or 1.5 trillion rupiahs to get Rakitic. Les Parisiens is even ready to talks with Rakitic if this 184 cm player really intends to play at the Parc des Princes.
For both Manchester United and Inter Milan, they have indeed been interested in Ivan Rakitic for a long time.
Following rumors of Rakitic’s departure, Valverde became a man who desperately wanted to keep him at the Camp Nou. Valverde becomes a wedge because Rakitic was a key player in the strategy he stretched out.
Rakitic has been the most Valverde’s played player since he took the coach seat in 2017. He has appeared in 97 matches, more than Lionel Messi with 91 appearances and Sergio Busquets with 92 appearances.
So, stay afloat or choose to leave, Ivan Rakitic?