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Barcelona Looking to Hang on to Rakitic

Barcelona Looking to Hang on to Rakitic

When Barcelona finally managed to secure the services of Philippe Coutinho, prising him away from Liverpool for a fee of £142 million, it drew a line under a long-running saga.

One would hope that, following the deal, the clubs will remain on good terms, even though the manner in which Barcelona continued to pursue the Brazilian didn`t go down too well with the Liverpool support.

However, that good-will could be slightly eroded if the Spanish news source, AS, as reported by Talksport, has its facts correct.
It appears that Liverpool were looking to recruit the Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, come the opening of the summer transfer window.

However, any such plans have come unstuck with Barcelona, according to our referenced source, now keen to hang on to the 29-year-old Croatian international.

Rakitic, this season, has proven his worth as a squad player and it seems Ernesto Valverde views his contributions, when called upon, as being significant.

Here at Vital Barcelona, we`ll continue to look out for any further developments and report back as deemed appropriate.

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Writer:St. George
Date:Thursday March 8 2018
Time: 12:44PM


Tough luck. I hope Liverpool relentlessly pursue him and that barca loose the player. Barcas pursuit of Coutinho was borderline criminal by a disgusting club. I hope Liverpool draw Barca in the champions league, then its bye bye barca!
Grant Cowlishaw
08/03/2018 13:11:00
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