The midfield player of the fc barcelona preferred to remain in the basilea

Rakitic Could fichar by Chelsea when were 16 years old

Rakitic Could fichar by Chelsea when were 16 years old

Published:9/12/2015 - 18:30h

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The Croatian midfield player the FC Barcelona, Ivan Rakitic, conceded some statements in which it revealed that it does a decade, when were 16 years old, had the opportunity of fichar by Chelsea when it was a member of the inferior categories of the Basilea. It decided to be still in Switzerland

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The future of Ivan Rakitic could have been very distinct if, instead of having decided follow forming in the Basilea before leaving to the Bundesliga, had accepted the proposal of Chelsea that tried ficharle when had so only 16 years.

And it is that to this age the Croatian talent of the FC Barcelona already despuntaba in the inferior categories of the Swiss group, where learnt the affection to the balloon and formed technically for later test luck in the Bundesliga, standing out in the Schalke 04 so that, after happening some season in the Seville, the FC Barcelona decided to incorporate him does two summers.

Ivan Rakitic has turned into only a season and average in an indisputable footballer in the diagrams of Luis Enrique for the current Barça. Brilliant so much in the defensive helps as in the control of the spherical and the arrivals to the rival area, the "all-Croatian" terrain is perfectly integrated in the changing room of the Barça and little by little goes turning into a heavy weight.

Chelsea of José Mourinho could have done with his services does a decade, but Rakitic decided to do the things well. First it would finish to form in the Basilea for, later, test luck in the big clubs of Europe. The triplete harvested the past season with the Barça is the most irrefutable proof that the strategy has gone out him perfect to the Croatian midfield player.

"In that time decided that it was better to remain me and go step by step. I decided that it was better to be with my family. It can that it was not what had done any another, but for me was the best. I thought that the money was important, but that this already would arrive in his moment. There was a player that accepted and was and today is playing in the fourth Swiss division", remembered Rakitic in statements conceded does some days to "The Telegraph". Definitely, played master for the Barcelona.

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