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United and Arsenal will go for Umtiti and Rakitic in January

Published:21/09/2019 - 11:36h

Updated:21/09/2019 - 12:03h

FC Barcelona announced a few days ago that it must enter more than 100 million to square the accounts this season. Arsenal and United want to take advantage of that to take Rakitic and Umtiti this January

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The summer transfer market closed on September 2, but there is talk of what will happen in the winter. In FC Barcelona there could be news and it is said that the chapter of departures is not closed. There are several players who could say goodbye to Barça in January if good deals come for them.

Two of the players who are said to be the most are Samuel Umtiti and Ivan Rakitic. Neither of them is counting too much at this beginning of the course and they both have many suitors in Europe. The Frenchman, in fact, hasn't even debuted this campaign yet. In the first three days he did not play by technical decision and a few weeks ago he was injured again. It is now low and its debut could take time to occur.

The Croatian, on the other hand, has gone from not telling anything to being one of Valverde's changes for the second parts. He only played 45 minutes against Ahletic and since then he chained two clashes in a row without playing. Last weekend, however, the 'Txingurri' decided to take him back to the field and played 20 minutes. Against Borussia Dortmund he arrived at half an hour and it is said that he could start in Granada.

The situation of the Balkan could get better, but just in case it was not, in the Premier they are very attentive to him. From The Sun newspaper, they point out that Manchester United and Arsenal want to take advantage of the lack of opportunities for Umtiti and Rakitic to sign them in January. The 'gunners' would go for the Frenchman, while the 'red devils' want the former Sevilla.

Arsenal and United want to take advantage of Barça's need

The two clubs want to take advantage, in addition to the lack of minutes of both, of the economic situation of FC Barcelona. The Catalans recently announced that they must enter 124 million euros to square the budget of the season. At the moment, they have accumulated a little more than 61 adding up all the sales, with what they might need to sell to another player.

Arsenal and United hope to take advantage of this need that Barça has to take to the center and midfielder. In the case of Rakitic, Barça could agree to transfer him because he has many players in the middle who can replace him. The case of the former Olympique de Lyon is more complex, since, despite not having minutes, Barcelona only has four plants. Without him, only Todibo could replace Piqué or Lenglet. It would be too dangerous to be left alone with a 19-year-old defender who is still green and has not yielded in the elite.

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