Luis Suárez, Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal, during a training with the Barça

THE FOUR WENT FOR FREE

The Barça wins or loses after the exits of Suárez, Rakitic, Vidal or Rafinha?

Published:7/10/2020 - 03:02h

Updated:8/10/2020 - 13:51h

The Barcelona lived a market of signings very moved in which completed the transfers of four players to clubs with which can confront in LaLiga and Champions by 'symbolic' prices

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The window of transfers of the summer closed this Monday. To last hour, the Barcelona announced the traspaso of Jean-Clair Todibo to the Benfica, in quality of loan by two seasons, and to Rafinha to the PSG by three million euros in variables. Before, the exits of players like Ivan Rakitic, Luis Suárez and Arturo Vidal by quantities 'symbolic' had surprised to the fans blaugranas.

At the beginning of summer, after the arrival of Ronald Koeman to the bench culé, communicated him to a group of players "transferibles", as it expressed the president Josep Maria Bartomeu, that had to abandon the Camp Nou during the market of signings. The Dutch technician called to the members of the staff with which did not explain and began the 'Operation Gone out'.

The Uruguayan Luis Suárez was one of the first that looked for a new team. His traspaso to the Juventus was almost sure, but the time that took to obtain the Italian passport exceeded of the limits for the registration in the Champions League, a tournament in which the Vechia Signora expects to arrive far in this season headed by Andrea Pirlo.

Without the option of the picture turinés, the 'Gunman' finished recalando in the Athletic of Madrid in an operation in which the Barcelona went to benefit with only 6 million euros in variables. Six years before, in 2014, the club had paid him to the Liverpool 81,7 million euros by the forward that finished turning into the third maximum goleador culé.

In the case of Ivan Rakitic, that left to the Seville by 1,5 million euros more 9 in variables, when in his moment the blaugranas had paid 18 millions by the Croatian midfield player. With Vidal the history was very alike. The Chilean fichó by the Inter of Milan of Antonio Conte by one million euros in variables. A figure more than symbolic. Two years before, the blaugranas paid to the Bayern around 18 'kilos' to carry him to the Camp Nou.

The last that abandoned Can Barça was Rafinha Alcántara, with Parisian destination. The Brazilian arrived to the Park of the Princes with an agreement by three years that will leave three million euros in variables to the Barcelona, more 35% of a sale.

With the sales, the Barcelona ingresó a quantity of 1,5 million fixed euros and 19 in variables. The intention of the picture blaugrana, definitely, was not to have economic gains by the four players, but free the mass salarial of the club that elevated until the €392m. Only with selling to Suárez, Rakitic and Vidal, the Barça has freed of 15% of that mount, some 58,8 millions, according to data of the newspaper 'El País'.

Of players to rivals

In spite of having reduced the mount corresponding to wages, the Barça has won some rivals that can do him a lot of damage. Luis Suárez, in the Atleti, will confront to his ex team the next 22 October and of sure will have many win to show his talent in Wanda Metropolitan in which it is very difficult that the picture colchonero lose points.

Already Ivan Rakitic, in the Seville showed how much damage can do him to the Barça as rival. His exert in the party of the past Sunday was a demonstration of the quality that still has. The picture sevillano, that has turned into one of the most difficult teams to win in LaLiga, will litigate by the title with the Croat directing the centre of the field.

Arturo Vidal, in the Inter of Milan, and Rafinha, in the PSG with Neymar Jr, are possible rivals of the Barcelona in the Champions League in case that they surpass the phase of groups. With the incorporation of two powerful players almost of free way, have more possibilities to litigate by the intercontinental title and of reencontrarse with the Barcelona of Ronald Koeman.

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