User Tag List

View Poll Results: Should Barca renew Rakitic's contract?

Voters
82. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    9 10.98%
  • No

    73 89.02%
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 31

Thread: Should Barcelona renew Ivan Rakitić or not?

  1. #16
    Mike the Knife
    FCBarca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    La Côte
    Posts
    9,159
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vaya con dios
    Paolo Maldini - "In my opinion, Messi should win the Ballon D'Or each year. He's an unbelievable player."

  2. #17
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    1,227
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Let me think .. NO !

  3. #18
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    1,227
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No !!

    26 of 28 want him gone!

  4. #19
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    1,439
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Most of the long-time Barca starters do not leave until after they get demoted below the gala 11. This is not close to happening yet with Rakitic. I bet it won't happen next season, either.

  5. #20
    Senior Member
    Joan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    6,786
    Mentioned
    43 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Enjoy your life View Post
    last poll i was the only one who voted roberto.........

    now one more person voted for raki with me.

    i see a improvement in this forum.

    it will all change soon......
    Haven't voted yet... here's your chance.

    For how many more years would you want Rakitić to remain at the club? Why?

  6. #21
    Banned

    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    82
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Joan View Post
    Haven't voted yet... here's your chance.

    For how many more years would you want Rakitić to remain at the club? Why?
    3-4 more years.......

    he is still a great player, but not a flashy one so he is not appreciated by fan. he defends right flank by himself when roberto go forward.

    tracks back, tackles, long shots, stability, work rate etc... etc....

    i do not buy fdj hype that much. ligue 1 is called farmer league, dutch league is much worse. in his career fdj only has maybe 5 match against big team. raki is many levels above him still and better mids on this crazy marker r too expensive.

  7. #22
    Senior Member
    Joan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    6,786
    Mentioned
    43 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Enjoy your life View Post
    3-4 more years.......

    he is still a great player, but not a flashy one so he is not appreciated by fan. he defends right flank by himself when roberto go forward.

    tracks back, tackles, long shots, stability, work rate etc... etc....

    i do not buy fdj hype that much. ligue 1 is called farmer league, dutch league is much worse. in his career fdj only has maybe 5 match against big team. raki is many levels above him still and better mids on this crazy marker r too expensive.
    I can relate to that. Don't want him gone in the summer either. Reliable option if De Jong fails to prove himself.

    3-4 years could be tad too much but depends on the way his career develops from here. Too early to tell.

  8. #23
    President of FC Barcelona
    DonAK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    28,914
    Blog Entries
    3
    Mentioned
    75 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I bet none of Pique, Busquets, Suarez will be at Barca in 3-4 years yet this cat want Rakitic to get a bigger pay and more years on his contract.


  9. #24
    Senior Member
    FCBfan22's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    7,115
    Mentioned
    18 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    3-4 years? If we do that we might as well be on our way ro be AC Milan II. 1-2 years max. And that as a squad player, not a starter.

  10. #25
    Senior Member
    i_bleed_blaugrana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    Posts
    1,139
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I say flip him next January.

    I shit on him a lot but he’s clearly a world-class CM and deserves a pay raise. So I say help him transition FdJ for six months, cup tie him, then sell him off in Jan 2020. We could still demand close to what we payed for FdJ during that time frame. Everyone wins in that scenario and he deserves a proper send off. He’s been excellent for us considering who he is as a player but with FdJ and Vidal in particular, plus Arthur, Aleñá, Puig sure to be in the picture moving forward, I just don’t see a long term spot for him here.

    He’s world-class still and much like Modric, still has probably a good 2-4 seasons of quality football left in them, largely contingent on injuries. It’ll be interesting to see if/where they both move.

  11. #26
    Senior Member
    shadows's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Paderborn
    Posts
    826
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Definitely sell, Rakitic is quite valued on the market..In fact I would sell Busquets as well or just retain one of these two for the transition.. It was stupid on the boards part to offer lucrative extensions to an aging and quite poor in the past few seasons Busquets and Pique...

    Rakitic has been quite a good player for us overall (same as Busquets and Pique)..But probably the time has come to sell them, and lets face it none of them are a generational talent to keep them till when they please...
    Last edited by shadows; 4th February 2019 at 06:44 AM.
    "If you understand football you make substitutions during the game, if you don't you make comments after it." ~~ Stoichkov

  12. #27
    Senior Member
    malvolio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Bucharest, Romania
    Posts
    529
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by shadows View Post
    Definitely sell, Rakitic is quite valued on the market..In fact I would sell Busquets as well or just retain one of these two for the transition.. It was stupid on the boards part to offer lucrative extensions to an aging and quite poor in the past few seasons Busquets and Pique...

    Rakitic has been quite a good player for us overall (same as Busquets and Pique)..But probably the time has come to sell them, and lets face it none of them are a generational talent to keep them till when they please...
    Actually Busquets is a generational talent. Also, we don't sell our veterans from the cantera, ever. Don't think the club will start doing it now.

    Rakitic should be sold in the summer. He was a very good buy for us but I think the time has come for us to part ways.

  13. #28
    Senior Member
    shadows's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Paderborn
    Posts
    826
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by malvolio View Post
    Actually Busquets is a generational talent. Also, we don't sell our veterans from the cantera, ever. Don't think the club will start doing it now.

    Rakitic should be sold in the summer. He was a very good buy for us but I think the time has come for us to part ways.
    Well.. Overall, I would agree.. But until now, it wasnt much of a problem..Both Busquets and Pique have been borderline bad to very bad with rare good performances for quite a while now, and thats not just this season.. While its true that we dont, may be we should consider, we have shipped Cantera talent who had played over 100 games for us but werent good enough anymore..
    "If you understand football you make substitutions during the game, if you don't you make comments after it." ~~ Stoichkov

  14. #29
    Senior Member
    Leo_Messi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Italo-Spaniard in exile.
    Posts
    2,484
    Mentioned
    30 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    First of all it must be said that Rakitic has been a good servant for the club and that he seems like a very likable guy. It is not his fault that Valverde has been playing him constantly without a break for 1.5 seasons. Or that Lucho did pretty much the same thing.

    However he should by no means get any wage increase or a contract extension for a few very simple and obvious reasons.

    1) Can anyone here honestly claim that this current version of a 31 year old Rakitic deserves a wage increase? That would signify that he is a better player than he was in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and last year. Can any sane person claim such a thing? The answer is no.

    2) We just bought FDJ for a record Dutch transfer fee. That was a strategic move and obviously the idea is for him to be a starter as soon as possible and as soon as he earns that right which his talent probably will ensure.

    3) Arthur. Probably one of the most promising CM's out there. Young and eager to grow and a player that will need continuous playing time.

    4) A soon to be 31 year old Busquets just received a contract extension and a likely wage increase not long ago. Having two 31 year olds that are past their best versions of themselves receiving contract extensions and wage increases is just incredibly bad business. From a sporting and economic point of view.

    5) Rakitic is, as written earlier, a few weeks away from turning 31. Selling him this summer will be one of our last opportunities to receive a significant transfer fee for him. Not to take advantage of that given Arthur's presence, FDJ's purchase and Busquets likely going nowhere, neither Vidal who IMO has been better than Rakitic this season, would be an incredibly foolish thing to do.
    Bartomeu Dimissió!

  15. #30
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    147
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you for your contribution Ivan, but a win-win situation is the club getting decent transfer fees from your transfer, and you getting your last big contract from your new employer.