2.- Ivan Rakitic
— Canal N (@CanaIN_) October 27, 2019
It’s hard to understand how far Ivan Rakitic has fallen from the manager’s grace at FC Barcelona, Valverde had him as one of his best players only a few months ago.
The Croatian midfielder’s problem is mostly related to the poor relationship he has with the board, and also his wish to remain at the club despite being offered as a trading chip to sign Neymar.
Rakitic went from being an essential part of the club, to being considered the fourth option as a midfielder.
Other players such as Arthur Melo or Frenkie de Jong took his place, all due to a transfer blunder last summer that involved him.