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The three options that Barça would handle to relieve Rakitic

Published:14/11/2019 - 00:02h

Updated:14/11/2019 - 09:49h

FC Barcelona wants to find the Ivan Rakitic substitute as soon as possible and it seems that he is already working on the signing. The Croatian does not count for Valverde and in the club they would handle three options at the time of signing his replacement

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Ivan Rakitic is, in spite of his current situation, one of the best signings that has done the FC Barcelona in this decade in relation quality-price. The Croat arrived pertinent of the Seville in the summer of 2014 by alone 18 million euros and during the last five years has been one of the key players in the centre of the Barcelona field.

Few footballers understood so well and so fast what meant to play in the Barça as it did it Rakitic. The ex sevillista adapted quickly to what asked him the club and turned into indispensable so much for Luis Enrique as, in first instance, for Ernesto Valverde. The 'Txingurri' considered him his ojito right until this campaign, in which it has separated him of the eleven and practically of the rotation.

The future of the midfield player in the Barça is an incógnita and everything indicates that it could go out next summer. In this case, as it signals the daily ACE, the FC Barcelona would look for a spare in the market that have his same characteristic. Riqui Puig is throwing the door of the filial to patadas and Carles Aleñá expects his opportunity with patience, but in the club think that requires a half with distinct qualities.

Rakitic Has been the todocampista that has guided to the Barça these years in attack and in defence. The Barcelona want to follow having a mediocentro that was able to arrive to the rival area, wear out in defence and direct to the team in the half. Frenkie Of Jong would have to be this player, since has all these qualities and more, but in the club see him like relief of Sergio Busquets on a long-term basis.

The three alternatives to Rakitic that handles the Barça

It is therefore, by what the Barcelona would handle already a list of three candidates for fichar to the substitute of Rakitic. The three names already would have sounded in several occasions to reinforce the team and would be Fabián Ruiz, Saúl Ñíguez and Rodrigo Bentancur. The one of the Naples would be, as it aims , the favourite of the technical office, that follows him with attention and could launch to by him in summer.

Fabián would cost between 60 and 80 million euros, roughly. It is one of the stars of the Naples and the group napolitano will not put eases to his course. Besides, the Real Madrid also follows him and could be a hard competitor. On the other hand, Saúl is a player that likes a lot in Can Barça from does years, but his exit of the Athletic antoja almost impossible. The team rojiblanco would have to put him in the market and the own international Spanish would have to access to this. Of the three options, this seems the most unlikely.

Finally, Bentancur would be probably the most accessible signing. The charrúa already sounded in summer and in the Juventus posed offer him by Rakitic, but finally did not concretise the agreement. In the Barça handle good reports of him and have him thrown the eye. Technically it is excellent and has physical to be important, but in the Juve has not attained to do place and there are some doubts with him. The best of the juventino would be his price, inferior to the of Saúl and Fabián, and his enormous conditions.

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