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Rakitić Inks New Deal With Barca Until 2021

March 10, 2017




Ivan Rakitić has extended his stay in Barcelona, signing an extension with the Catalan club until 2021, SkySports reported. The Croatian midfielder signed the new contract on Friday, March 10th, which marked his 29th birthday. It looked as if Barcelona were a sinking ship only weeks ago when they were all but out of Champions League with a 4-0 first leg loss to PSG and being a handful of points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid.



Now Barcelona look primed to not just make a run at the Champions League title after a miraculous 6-1 second leg comeback versus PSG, but the European treble as the La Liga and Copa del Rey titles are still in sight.



How much does Barca love Rakitić? They attached a €125 million buyout clause in the Rakitić contract. Many supporters believed Barcelona management would possibly blow up the team seeing Rakitić move to Bayern Munich or Juventus, but the former Sevilla captain is staying in Spain.



What are your thoughts on the contract extension?





Ante Kvartuč
Posted By: Ante Kvartuč 6 comments

  1. Poglavnik says:

    Good signing.
    Barca was sucking for nearly a 2 month stretch when they wouldn’t start him and now that he’s starting again they’re winning. A very unselfish player that does a ton of dirty work for the stars of Barca.

  2. Kruno says:

    Good analysis Poglavnik. I also see Rakitic pushing up the field a little more lately and he’s scored a couple goals. I don’t know what the hell the coach is thinking. Rakitic is their best midfielder right now. Iniesta may be better perhaps but he is injured very often.

  3. KING BRONK says:

    Good move for Barca-Rakitic is a great player.

    What was even greater than Rakitic extending was the massive FIX of the PSG-Barca game. Classic case of the FIX at work. Just when you thought it was safe- UEFALONA strikes again.
    MVP of that game was the man with the whistle. The calls reminded me of Croatia vs Brazil at World Cup 2014.

  4. Turkey says:

    Ohhhh king bronk, you gotta be a doozy Sour crout aren’t you. Gotta love a Croatian and the excuses!!!!! Hey king drunk, when’s the next drink fest and pig roast in your back yard!!!

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