Ivan Rakitic, in the bench


Ivan Rakitic returns to play... with a residual role

Published:29/09/2019 - 13:31h

Updated:29/09/2019 - 13:31h

Ivan Rakitic has gone from being a fundamental player for Ernesto Valverde to one of those players who enter second parts with the games resolved

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The situation of Ivan Rakitic in the FC Barcelona is increasingly delicate because of the radical change in his paper in the team. In the two first seasons of Ernesto Valverde in the bench, the Croatian midfield player played it practically all being an indispensable piece. To day of today, the Txingurri gives him very few minutes and has a secondary role.

In front of the Getafe had minutes, but went little more than 10 and with a result of 0-2 favourable, with the practically sentenced party. It is to what is accustoming Rakitic this season: to play little and, maybe, to think that it would owe to have left in summer, when teams like the Inter of Milan, Paris Saint-Germain or the Juventus wanted to him.

Of the eight official parties contested in the present season, Rakitic only has been headline in one and probably have been the worst meeting contested by the culés in the last years: the defeat in The Cármenes against the Granada. In this duel, Rakitic was in the line of the team, very underneath of what required the team.

In the rest of meetings, Rakitic has been run over by his mates of team and of position, being Sergio Busquets, Arthur Melo and Frenkie of Jong those that more have played. Besides, Rakitic also has by in front to Sergi Roberto in the position of interior, and his paper is to the height of other 'secondary' as Arturo Vidal or Carles Aleñá.

To day of today and, at least in the short term, does not seem that the situation of the Croatian go to change in the team. Arthur and Of Jong are increasingly settled like interiors and Rakitic has to conform for the moment with the few minutes that awards him Valverde. This yes, is odd that the Txingurri have given a so radical twist to the paper of the ex sevillista.

Possible exit in January

By what is sucediendo in this start of campaign, is not difficult intuir that Ivan Rakitic will last little in the Camp Nou. Teams like the Manchester United or the Juventus of Turín follow him having in his list of futuribles and, if it arrives a good offer by him, no descarta that it can finish leaving.

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