‘Arthur, Frenkie de Jong can forge Barcelona’s next great midfield partnership’
Barcelona have yearned for a reliable midfield duo ever since the legendary partnership between Andres Iniesta and Xavi was broken, writes sport360.com.
Umtiti, Coutinho out as FC Barcelona set for massive overhaul
The first reactions from Barcelona's front office are in following the team's unbelievable exit from the UEFA Champions League, reports livesoccertv.com. While it is not time to speed up any of these moves, some players might not feel as certain about their future with the Blaugrana side following that appalling game. According to a report…
Rakitic reveals PSG’s interest for his service
Barcelona talisman Ivan Rakitic has made a statement on social media as Paris Saint-Germain eye up activating the £112m buyout clause in his contract. The Croatian international posted a picture on Instagram, with the caption “Forca Barca”, in a move that appeared to issue a statement of his intention to stay at the Nou Camp.…
The great political transfer window
Every four years, football plays a most wonderful game of What If. What if you have Luka Modric, who plays for Real Madrid, and Ivan Rakitic, who plays for Barcelona, marshalling the same midfield? Can Mo Salah be Mo Salah without Firmino and Sadio Mane? There are other tournaments, of course, but the World Cup…
'Big brother' Modric from a different planet, says Rakitic
Luka Modric comes from a "different planet" and is the best Croatian player in history, according to his team-mate and Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
Croatia to consult Rakitic for advice on thwarting Messi
Lionel Messi's Barcelona team-mate Ivan Rakitic will be asked for all the tips he has on how to stop the striker, Croatia's coach Zlatko Dalic admitted on Sunday. Croatia face Argentina in Novgorod on Thursday and could put their opponents on the brink of an early exit after the South Americans were held to a…
Messi becomes first La Liga player to score 500 goals after Real Madrid’s defeat
Lionel Messi was at his record-breaking, breathtaking best on Sunday as a stunning late strike helped Barcelona to Clasico glory over Real Madrid and moved him to 500 goals for the Catalan giants.
Rakitic insists Barcelona can overturn 3-0 deficit against Juventus
Midfielder Rakitic played the full 90 minutes on Saturday as Lionel Messi inspired Barca to a 3-2 LaLiga win over Real Sociedad to keep the title race alive, with leaders Real Madrid up next in the top flight.