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Advantages and disadvantages of selling Ivan Rakitic this summer

Published:5/08/2020 - 18:09h

Updated:5/08/2020 - 18:09h

Ivan Rakitic can be living his last season like player of the FC Barcelona. His traspaso would have advantages and disadvantages for the club

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The sale of Ivan Rakitic is a subject that carries several summers on the table. It does a pair of seasons, Ernesto Valverde avoided that Paris Saint-Germain carried it to him by 90 million euros and the past year was the own player the one who did not want to leave in spite of that the FC Barcelona was had to give him exit. This summer, however, seems that it will be the definite.

From the Camp Nou wants to free mass salarial and the sale of Ivan Rakitic would suppose to save 8 million euros in the next campaign. The Croat has the Seville like preferential option and like the hispalenses do not have financial capacity as to tackle a big operation, the FC Barcelona would sell him by alone 10 million euros. On the table also are the Series To, the Premier League or exhaust the year of agreement that remains him with the Catalan entity.

Advantages to sell to Ivan Rakitic

The main advantage of the FC Barcelona would be economic. These 8 million annual euros previously mentioned suppose one of the highest index cards of the Barcelona staff, that would remain freed of mass salarial. Something positive, taking into account that the culés are suffering the effects of the crisis of the coronavirus and that will arrive Miralem Pjanic, another player of high index card.

Besides, the FC Barcelona would avoid to lose to the Croat free and would obtain a minimum figure by his traspaso, that expects that it was of 10 million euros. To sportive level, the advantage that would offer Ivan Rakitic is that it would limit the competition of the youngsters in the centre of the field, by what promises like Riqui Puig, Carles Aleñá or Pedri González would obtain prominence.

Disadvantages to sell to Ivan Rakitic

The FC Barcelona would lose to a midfield player that has been a mainstay in the last seasons. Ivan Rakitic is, from 2014, one of the engines of the centre of the field in the Camp Nou, so much by quality as by delivery. His professionalism has been maximum, has lesionado in very few occasions and his performance has had a big regularity, with very few bajones of game.

Besides, Ivan Rakitic is a midfield player that contributes goals and, in his stay in the Camp Nou, marked eight goals in his first season, nine in the second, other nine in the third, four in the fourth and five in the fifth. Finally, stand out his polivalencia, since the Croat is able to play to a big level so much when they plant him of mediocentro as when they do it of interior.

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