Ivan Rakitić

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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Full Name: Ivan Rakitić
    Date of Birth: Mar 10, 1988 (31)
    Height: 1,84 m
    Citizenship: [​IMG] Croatia
    Position: Midfielder - Central Midfield
    Foot: right
    Player Agent: AC Talent
    Current club: [​IMG] FC Barcelona
    Joined: Jul 1, 2014
    Contract until: 30.06.2021​
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    VP89 Pogba's biggest fan

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    Is he still any good? Wouldn't mind him if he was to be honest.
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    Jericholyte2 Full Member

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    You know the second we signed him ALL the paper would have his recent quotes on the back pages.
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    Too old.

    Am I doing it right?
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    Bilbo Full Member

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    He would be a fantastic signing
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    31?! One foot already in the grave.
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    AngryCroat New Member

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    On constant basis? No. Another fail if Utd sign him.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    United_We_Stand Full Member

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    Gopher Brown Full Member

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    Woodward signing in a nutshell. Big name, slightly passed his best. Bale to follow.
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    Acrobat7 Full Member

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    Schweinsteiger reloaded...
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    Kill 'em all Pastor of Muppets

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    A comment he made when he was 24 shouldn't be used as a yardstick to judge him for all his life. Everyone makes mistakes. I used to have certain opinions about certain subjects because that's all I heard from my parents growing up but they changed as I got older.
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    McGrathsipan Full Member

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    Ah another expensive old lad to swell the ranks.

    feck me.

    Shweinstieger and Matic later and we still haven't learned any lessons
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    koop New Member

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    We aint got a clue.

    Welcome to OLD Trafford.
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    bond19821982 Full Member

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    Brilliant signing. Just sign him.
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    hn4manunited Full Member

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    I like Rakitic. Intelligent player but is showing signs of slowing down. Coming to the PL, showing signs of slowing down in La Liga would make it super tough to make it here. Especially when we are going through a rebuild and require players to carry their weight or maybe more.

    Edit: however, if he is who Ole wants, sign him up! Back the manager!

    Edit 2: I’d like to add that if we are going to go through a successful rebuild project, we will have to buy some older players who can help provide experience and leadership. They have to be able to adapt quickly to help make us somewhat competitive while the younger players grow and develop. This was always my argument in support of Jose’s asks for his list of seasoned players with certain profiles.
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    Flying_Heckfish Full Member

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    Doubt it. Definitely not an Ole signing if any truth
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    Jim Beam The Joker

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    No. He is 31 and I feel that other midfielder beside Pogba has to have a better engine. Like Barella.

    And don't fund Barcelona for De Ligt. Also, bid for De Ligt while we at it.
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    Zoo Full Member

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    He was injured constantly during his last years at Bayern. I seem to remember Pep questioning the signing.
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    Sigh... no doubt he’d do a job but wrong profile of player in my opinion.
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    Jose praised him very highly on beIN Sports.

    Perhaps a player that Jose had on his list and Ed is actioning it now?
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    flappyjay Full Member

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    My heart just sank. Hopefully it's just a baseless rumor.
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    A signing that would make sense if we were fighting for the title next year.

    We're not. Accept that a rebuild is gonna take 2 or 3 years. Sign some players that will improve and have a resale value.
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    redshaw Full Member

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    Get de Ligt signed first. Don't give these a penny.

    31 is quite old and I doubt he can be much good at 32/33 so we'll need to replace next year and have another old player on big wages and no resale value. I suspect Barca and La Liga have also lengthened his career and will hit a brick wall here.
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    Nobody cares about what he said. Alarms are raised because we have had this signing two times before and both times it didn't work out. He is on the decline.
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    PLEASE NO FFS
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    arthurka Full Member

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    What is going on? Have we learnt nothing?
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    Cassidy No longer at risk of being mistaken for a Scouser

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    Joke of a club
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    Yeah, calling him Schweinsteiger (who I adore) was a bit harsh. It wasn’t meant in terms of injuries, but in terms of career trajectory.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    Not really who I’d want to see headline the “rebuild”
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    Too old. No, really, as much as I would love a Croatian finally to put United shirt there's no really any purpose in signing him. Although he's a very good player.
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    It's so easy to get drawn into these transfer sagas isn't it? I really doubt we'd pay £30m but he'd be a good signing for a low fee.

    Thinking back a few months, someone said we'd be replacing Herrera with someone a lot better. Maybe it's this guy if the fee is sensible enough. Or maybe they were talking a load of crap - can't remember who it was who said it.
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    Mainoldo Full Member

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    Watched him live 3 times in the last 2 years. I don't think he's had a hard days works in 3 years. This league will be too fast for him. He only plays 8 games a season. Real Madrid and an intense CL knockout.
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    George Owen LEAVE THE SFW THREAD ALONE!!1!

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    Great player. 55million euros is a robbery though.

    But for half of that, he would be a great buy. Better than all of our midfielders. A proper baller, who knows to play the game.
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    I do. He's a homophobic cnut who can feck off
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    Personally I think our squad is in a state whereby we need to mix young blood and experience. Our experienced players are largely deadweight.

    He would tick the box in midfield, just don't throw stupid money and a 5-year contract at him.
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    Big Ben Foster Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    31 is a fine age for a central midfielder with excellent technique. Wouldn't pay a high fee for him though.
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    He isnt suited to the PL at this stage of his career. Schweinsteiger without the injuries. Good profile of a player in theory, but his legs...

    Also he doesn't really want to leave, he loves Spain and his wife is from there. He will just be here because nobody else will take him and Barca want him out.
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    Tomuś Nani is crap, I tell you!

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    Would love him here, great player.