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Rakitic, Valverde's protégé

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Pin Rakitic, a priority for Valverde. EFE
Rakitic, a priority for Valverde. EFE

Rakitic, Valverde's protégé

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According 'AS', Ernesto Valverde has decided Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic is untransferable on this summer market.

The transfer market is starting to boil. This year, Barça is more active than other seasons and, above all, they have started to make their signings earlier than in previous years.

Frenkie de Jong signed last January with the Catalan club, and have been negotiating for De Ligt's signing for a few months. In addition, the arrival of Antoine Griezmann seems all but confirmed. 

And although possible signings have been in the works for months, it is the departures within the squad that are very much in the dark at the moment. But there is one that, for Valverde, will never happen.

According to AS, the current Barcelona coach has deemed Rakitic to be untransferable. Barça will have key meetings in the aspect of departures soon and it seems that the manager will arrive with at least one condition.

This season, the 31-year-old Croatian has reached 48 games in the starting eleven out of a total of 54 participations. Valverde has certainly made it clear that he has confidence in the midfielder, who finished the season with five goals and ten assists.

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