Riqui Puig, going into the field in replacement of Ivan Rakitic

FUTURE IN THE AIR

Rakitic is not essential for Setién and may leave in January

Published:23/01/2020 - 09:15h

Updated:23/01/2020 - 09:15h

Less and less is left for the end of the transfer market and Ivan Rakitic could be one of the surprises of the winter market. It has a poster and a lot of competition at Barça

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As it has sucedido during the last months, the name of Ivan Rakitic goes back to appear in all the quinielas to abandon the FC Barcelona. With Ernesto Valverde, the Croat already lost weight in the start of the present season, although in this occasion finish recovering the place. With Quique Setién to the control, his loss of leadership can be definite.

Seemingly by the first steps of the Cantabrian technician, the bet will be by a system with three midfield players and, between them, Sergio Busquets seems allocated to be indisputable. Of the same way that a Frenkie of Jong that fits perfectly inside the profile of footballer that triumphs in the teams directed by the santanderino.

To the equation it is necessary to add him also the name of Arthur Melo, that has not been headline in any of the two parties of Setién in the Barça, although by a simple explanation: it finish to go out of an injury of several weeks. But possibly it can assault the titularity in the weeks to come, since it also is a player with the qualities that more like to the Cantabrian: pause, control, security in the pass and precision.

In case it was little, Riqui Puig also is explaining a lot for Setién and aims to that will have opportunities in the first team. Also Arturo Vidal can be a differential player for the new trainer, contributing this profile of distinct midfield player, specialist in arrivals from second line and in launching the pressure to recover balloons.

All this represents a lot of competition in the room of machines leaving to Rakitic in a delicate position to recover "the ball" that removed him at the beginning of campaign and that kept him dissatisfied. Rakitic Has to lidiar with players that boast indisputable and, in spite of being a midfield player of quality to the pair that traajador, the libreto of Setién plants him in a position of inferiority with regard to Busquets, Of Jong or Arthur.

Rakitic Has poster

It does not be necessary to forget that Rakitic is a midfield player that carries years surrendering to the maximum level, so much in the FC Barcelona as in the Croatian Selection. Also in the Seville showed his tremenda quality. The Croat has poster and does not happen unobserved for the big clubs. And even it speaks of two offers by him on of the table, being one of them of the Juventus of Turín of Cristiano Ronaldo. His future is in the air.

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