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Rakitic Next Club Betting Tips: Where Can the Croatian Heading to?

  • Rakitic has only got 13 appearances this season
  • He can leave Barcelona in the winter transfer period
  • Juventus, Inter, Manchester United showed interests to sign him
Rakitic Next Club Betting Tips
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Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic can leave the club in the winter after losing his starting place in the squad. He has won everything with the club but looks now he’s lost Ernesto Valverde’s trust this season. Rakitic next club betting tips are mentioning a few top clubs from all over Europe. We show now the most likely ones. 

Ivan Rakitic has joined Barcelona in 2014 from Sevilla, and in his first year at the club, he has already won the treble: La Liga, the Spanish Cup, and the Champions League. Not a bad start and Rakitic played a great part in the successes. It’s enough to mention his opening goal in the Champions League final against Juventus in 2015. He scored important goals in the following seasons as well. Like the one against Real Madrid in El Clasico this year, which was the only goal of the game. But with new players, like Frenkie de Jong’s arrival during the summer, his role has been decreased. He’s only had 13 appearances so far in the team, most as a substitute. 

Rakitic next club betting tips are mentioning Juventus as the most likely destination

The Croatian is still a great player, he is only 31-year-old with a few good years still ahead of him. But he definitely needs to play, which makes his leave even more urgent. Luckily there are a few clubs that would happily sign him. Online sportsbooks in Spain are thinking Italian giant Juventus can be the winner with 3.48 odds. Why are the Zebras the favorites? 

Rakitic next club betting tips
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As the Torino club has the money to sign Rakitic, apparently Barca is asking 34 million for him, and he would fit perfectly into the team’s style. Serie A is also preferred by Rakitic over Premier League, from where he has already had some bids. But recently Juventus has denied his interest in his signing, which is understandable if you look at their squad. With having Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Rabiot, Bentancur, Ramsay and Can already in the midfield, there doesn’t seem to be too much space for Rakitic. 

Inter Milan is another likely bidder, where the coach of the team, Antonio Conte is a fan of Rakitic. But Inter’s chief executive was not convinced about him. And for Milan, the salary of the Croatian was a bit too steep. Another favorite of the bookies, Manchester United are out of the race even though their odds are 6.50 at 1xBet. It was reported that a bid of 13 million from a Premier League club has been rejected by Barcelona, and Rakitic is not keen on either to move to England. 

Will Rakitic stay in Spain? 

Even though Rakitic next club betting tips don’t really mention his old club, Sevilla, he can easily go back there. Rakitic said in a recent interview that he would be happy to wear a Sevilla shirt again, any time in the future. Another option can be his move to Atletico Madrid, which would be a little tricky after so many years in Barcelona. But probably the fans wouldn’t mind that until he is not joining Real. Online gambling sites in Spain are offering high odds for that, with 15.00 at 1xBet. 

And as the last option, he can, of course, stay at Barca as well, and wait for the summer, when more movements are likely. You can also read about Pogba’s or Messi’s next club predictions.  Rakitic has started the last Champions League game against Dortmund and played well, it can be a sign from the club to show that they still need him. Whatever option he is choosing, he should be fine, as he speaks six languages including English, Italian, and Spanish. 

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