As Lionel Messi’s exit looms, Barcelona has taken a step further in creating a whole new squad. The newly appointed manager of the club Ronald Koeman is all set to make his ideal squad and to begin an entirely new journey with the team. Barcelona is currently the hot debating club in Football. The Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic has joined Sevilla after playing six years in Barcelona.
The first transfer under Ronald Koeman
Barcelona immediately started its summer rebuilding upon the arrival of Ronald Koeman. The midfielder Ivan Raktic is the first one to leave the club and return to his former club Sevilla. Negotiations between Sevilla and Barcelona regarding Rakitic’s transfer accelerated on Monday, August 31. The 32-year old underwent a medical in Barcelona on Monday and was not expected to join Koeman’s first training season with the club. The Croatian has always been a subject of the transfer due to his desire to return Sevilla. Rakitic played for Barcelona for six years. The Croatia midfielder has signed a four-year deal with the Julen’s Lopetegui’s side. Barca will receive 1.5 million euros upfront for the player, with up to another 9 million euros due in performance-related variables.
The possible transfers which can happen
The center Forward Luis Suarez has also been linked with transfer rumors with the clubs like Juventus and Ajax. Before advancements of his move to Sevilla, Rakatic was previously linked to a move to the Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. After the humiliating loss against the current Champions League winner Bayern Munich, Barcelona was expected to undergo a complete transformation. A few days later, Lionel Messi shocked the club when he informed the club about his decision to leave. The Spanish center back, Gerard Pique was the first who stood up and told the club if the club needs to bring some new fresh player, he is ready to leave. The current favorite club to sign Lionel Messi is Manchester city.