Ivan Rakitic, before playing the Gamper


Rakitic rejected Juventus and stays at Barça to fight for a place

Published:2/09/2019 - 23:20h

Updated:2/09/2019 - 23:20h

Rakitic did not listen to the siren songs of Juventus and stays at Barça this season. The Croatian came to doubt its continuity, but has finally decided to stay at the Camp Nou to fight for a position

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The market of signings touches to his end and Ivan Rakitic​ does not go to move of the FC Barcelona. In spite of the rumours that have circulated during the last weeks, the midfield player has decided to remain in Can Barça this season. The Juventus of Turín tried his signing with strength, but the Balkan has finished refusing his proposal.

The future of the mediocampista was not at all clear, but he always had said that his idea was to not to move of the Camp Nou. The Barcelona tried to convince him of the contrary so that it could go in in the operation Neymar, but neither attained at all. Ernesto Valverde also did his work and only put him in the second part of the meeting in front of the Athletic in these first three days.

The 'Txingurri' wanted to put him pressure commanding him the message that it did not go to explain for him this campaign. But this neither cost for nothing, since Rakitic has gone on doing deaf hearings. The Juve wanted to convince him and did that it posed it to him seriously, but neither attained to persuade him. The ex of the Seville will be still in Barcelona and will look for to win the place again.

From his surroundings have affirmed whenever there were not possibilities that it abandoned the Camp Nou, but his three suplencias consecutive and that did not play an alone minute in front of Betis and Osasuna shot the rumours. In addition to the Juve, the PSG spoke with him during two days to try that it accepted his offer, but neither attended to reasons.

Rakitic Thinks that can recover the place

If it has remained in the Barça is to recover the place that seems that it already has lost. Until this start of course, had been indisputable for Valverde, but the arrival of Frenkie of Jong seems to have it changed everything. The Dutch is called to be one of the leaders of the Barcelona midfield this course and has removed him the place to the Croatian.

Besides, also it has arrived Sergi Roberto, that this campaign will be one more in the centre of the field. The one of Reus has been headline in the three parties that go of League and will be important for the technician extremeño. Arthur, that had not debuted until this past weekend, went the best in front of Osasuna and marked the 1-2. The Brazilian expects to strengthen this year in the eleven, but goes to have a lot of competition. Arturo Vidal also will be another of the rivals of Rakitic by a place in the populated centre of the field barcelonista.

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