Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti, players in the shadow with Barça


Umtiti and Rakitic, in the shadow: Barça has to take a decision

Published:29/09/2019 - 17:27h

Updated:29/09/2019 - 20:18h

Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti have passed to be two important players, until does very little time, to have a minimum incidence in the line-up. Barça has to decide if recovers or transfers them

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It does two seasons, very few would have imagined the current situation in which they find Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti in the FC Barcelona. The Croatian midfield player hardly is explaining in the plans of Ernesto Valverde because of the high competition that exists in the centre of the field, whereas Samuel Umtiti carries year and half chaining injury after injury.

The FC Barcelona has in his staff to two players that find in a comfortable position in the scale salarial and that, by some reasons or others, hardly are having of minutes in the onces of Ernesto Valverde. During all the month of August, the name of Ivan Rakitic was linked to clubs like Paris Saint-Germain, Inter of Milan, Manchester United and Juventus.

The 'Vecchia Signora' was about to to take him out of the Barcelona, but finally the Croat remained to struggle by minutes with Frenkie of Jong, Busquets, Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Aleñá and Sergi Roberto. In other conditions would have had an important paper in spite of the big level of his mates, but Valverde seems to have lost confidence in his provision and, in what it goes of season, the ex of the Seville hardly has had of opportunities.

It played less than a chamber of hour this past Saturday in the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, and has not completed the ninety minutes in the few parties that has played this season 2019-20. Of Jong and Arthur have settled in the eleven initial and, beside Busquets, seem to have convinced already to the 'Txingurri' of which has to be the centre of the field title in the majority of meetings. In the meantime, the name of Ivan Rakitic follows linking with strength to the Series To, and are not few the media that have planted him in the diary of the Inter of Milan for this same winter, as long as the situation of ostracism prolong along the time.

Regarding Samuel Umtiti, carries more than a year being object of injuries that prevent him have continuity, and that besides have coincided with the arrival of Clément Lenglet that has surrendered to good level from the first party. To day of today the ex of the Lyon is still in the infirmary, but when it recover neither expects that it achieve to snatch the titularity to Lenglet.

With this panorama on of the table, the FC Barcelona has to value which have to be his next movements with Umtiti and Rakitic. The French signed two years ago a millionaire renewal and until does very little did not wish to go out of the team, whereas Rakitic already has assumed that, if it wants to follow playing of regular way, will have to be in another team.

The FC Barcelona has two options. The first, try recover to both players for the cause, give them minutes of progressive way when they are in plenitud of physical conditions and, like this, have of an even more competitive block. We do not forget that it treats of two players 'top' that they would be headlines in any team of Europe, and that have showed sobradamente his virtues futbolísticas so much to level of clubs as of selections.

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The second option would be to boost a traspaso in the market of signings of winter or the one of the next summer, looking for take out the greater economic quantity by each one of the operations. 100 million euros between the two sales could be an affordable aim, taking into account how have inflado the prices and that treats of two players that, if they are well physically, can give a jump of quality to any club.

It was cual was the decision, the Barça has to decide prompt. It does not go out him to account have to two players of first world-wide level without hardly minutes in the staff, neither to level salarial neither neither of environment in the changing room. Because Umtiti and Rakitic, although have assumed his secondary role, wish to play and recover the poster mediático that had until does not do too time. Whatever happens with them, sucederá in question of months.

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