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The exchange Rakitic-Emre Can, "closer" according to Tuttosport

Published:21/08/2019 - 11:44h

Updated:21/08/2019 - 11:44h

Although it's a rumour without arguments, in Italy keep insisting in the feasibility of the exchange Rakitic-Emre Can between FC Barcelona and Juventus. 'Tuttosport' talks about a "near agreement"

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By active and by passive, Ivan Rakitic has left very clear that his wish is the one to continue in the FC Barcelona and not doing the cases in the few days that are missing for the closing of the market of signings. The Croatian midfield player is to taste in the team, his family is fully adapted to the City Condal and, in spite of the big competition that exists in the room of machines, the footballer has the will to struggle for winning the place.

Therefore it surprises so much the last information that arrives from Italy. 'Tuttosport', in concrete, ensures that FC Barcelona and Juventus of Turín are negotiating an exchange between Rakitic and Emre Can, and that to day of today the agreement is "near" between both entities.

The sportive director of the Juventus, Fabio Paratici, travelled until Barcelona at the beginning of week and transmitted to the club the interest 'bianconeri' in several pieces of the staff culé. One of them would be Ivan Rakitic, footballer with which explains Ernesto Valverde but that does not have the titularity ensured after the arrival of Frenkie of Jong and the reubicación of Sergi Roberto in the medullary.

It seems unlikely, in spite of the informations of the quoted half Italian, that the Barça boost with the Juventus a barter between Rakitic and Emre Can. First because the Croat does not want to leave, and second because the Turkish midfield player has a profile something moved away of the style of game of the Barça, and besides would not arrive to have of minutes with regularity because of the high competition.

Juventus And FC Barcelona himself could arrive to another type of agreements, with the future of Juan Miranda in the focus. But Rakitic will remain in the Barça, except surprise, to contribute his quality and experience as long as the 'Txingurri' require it. It had of minutes in front of the Athletic in Saint Mamés, although it remained in the bench beside Sergio Busquets and saw how the formula Aleñá-Roberto-Of Jong did not give the result expected.

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The most likely is that, if it is in plenitud of physical conditions, Rakitic was headline next Sunday in the Camp Nou against the Real Betis, in a centre of the field that would include also to Busquets and to Of Jong. Although with so much talent in the staff and players like Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Sergi Roberto, Rafinha and company... Ernesto Valverde will have to reflexionar a lot in the preparation of the alignments.

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