Barcelona: Rakitic and Vidal departures can no longer be ruled out
Barcelona Nine players for three positions in Barcelona’s midfield
Barcelona are willing to make space in their midfield and neither Ivan Rakitic nor Arturo Vidal have a secure spot in the squad for the upcoming season.
Although the Catalan side have signed just one midfielder, in Frenkie de Jong, this summer, they currently have nine players for three positions in the centre of the park.
Ernesto Valverde is fond of both players’ qualities, but he understands that at least one of them may have to depart before the new season kicks off, as Barcelona look to fund a potential Neymar comeback.
Vidal has attracted interest from Inter, whose new coach Antonio Conte looks to offload Radja Nainggolan, while Rakitic is not eager to depart the Blaugrana.
The Croatian won’t just move to any club as he is confident that, should he stay at the Camp Nou, he will be a starting option for Valverde.