THE CROATIAN STAYS
Croatia freed Ivan Rakitic to resolve his future in Barça
Published:3/09/2019 - 14:00h
Updated:3/09/2019 - 14:00h
The croatian national team freed Ivan Rakitic of his duties in the September international break, in order to resolve his future in Barça. The midfielder was a doubt until the last minute, but he will not move of the Camp Nou
The straight final of the market veraniego of signings has left several news in the FC Barcelona, and one of them is that Ivan Rakitic will not move of the Camp Nou. The ex of the Seville was protagonist in a very agitated day in the City Condal, in which finally only did official another movement in the first team, the one who certified Rafinha Alcántara and that will carry him a year yielded to the Celtic of Vigo after renewing his agreement until 2021.
The future of the Croat was in the air until the last moment, until the point that his selection freed him of his obligations. The one of Möhlin was summoned for the commitments of September in front of Slovakia and corresponding Azerbaijan to the phase of classification for the Eurocopa, but the technical Zlatko Dalic and the managers of the combined national announced that Marko Rog would substitute him in the announcement.
"Yesterday I spoke with Ivan Rakitic, that still has not resolved his situation in his club, and have concluded that it is not ready and centred in the selection", explained the trainer of the subcampeón of the world. In his press conference specified that this was a decision consensuada and that had the seen well of the player, by what did not give him too many turns and situated the focus on the interests of the 'vatreni'.
"It could not give the maximum, so for the moment it will not be with us", resolved, to few hours that the window estival went down the curtain. The midfield player had been listed like transferible in the last months, since in spite of his big performance in his stage like Barcelona and his condition of indispensable for Ernesto Valverde, his age (31 years) and the interest of several clubs did that a traspaso appeared like an interesting option.
The crack sounded like coin of change in the fallida operation Neymar, and the Juventus presionó without success to tie his incorporation. The proposals of the 'vecchia signora' did not convince to the culés, that knew that the footballer there was descartado the possibility to change of airs although the entity could not offer him an enlargement of agreement -the current expires in 2021- and an improvement salarial that had demanded.
Rakitic Has to recover his confidence in the Barça
With more tranquility after the closing of market, Rakitic has to struggle for recovering his confidence and his place in the Barça, since it had remained section in the first parties of LaLiga waiting for a confirmation of his situation in the staff. Now, it will touch him compete for having minutes in a changing room that has a lot of midfield players, and that offers alternatives varied and of quality to Valverde.