- Nov 16, 2011
Have you not acknowledged our squad is thin. He’s cheap and is better than everyone but Pogba. He doesn’t need to start every week. But with the amount of games we will hopefully be playing next season. Well needed and perfect for players like McTominay and Bruno to learn off.Barring any setbacks you'll have Matic, Fred, McTominay and Pogba for 2 midfield spots if you assume Bruno takes the #10 role. Can't see a place for him and not the age group to sit on the bench or be one for the future either. Bellingham or Soumare either now or in the summer makes far more sense.
Why would he come on a short-term deal? If we could get him on loan for the rest of the season it would be an absolute no brainer, but to buy him and give him a huge contract for multiple years would be daft.He's only 31, I think a lot of people on here assume he's much older. He played all but 4 of Barca's league games last season. If he did come here it would be a short term deal only, not sure some grasp that. I think he'd be a quality experienced addition down the final stretch. Even with fresh Pogba back, we still lack that type who can dictate games.
Far too much money for a basically 32 year old with no resale and nowhere to go but down.If we can get him for under £30m, do it. He'll add bags of experience and quality.
Anything more than £30m, save our money until the summer and put that towards a younger player with a long term future at United.
Just seen his birthday is March 10, agreed £30m too much in that case, £15-20m would work. If we get 3 seasons out of him, that would be great. If Barca would sell him for that amount or if he would even join, is a different issue.Far too much money for a basically 32 year old with no resale and nowhere to go but down.
Why what's he done?
In an interview with Offside Mag, a Spanish sports website, the central midfielder - who was playing for Sevilla at the time - was asked about his thoughts on the decision of Fifa to fine then-president of the Croatian Football Federation, Vlatko Markovic, for comments he made saying that "in no way could a gay man play in the national team" and that "fortunately, football is only played by healthy people".
Asked to respond, Rakitic allegedly said that while he respects gay people, he would no more want them in his life than he would a black person, a fat person or a dwarf.
"I respect homosexuals, but I do not want those people in the locker room. I would not leave a team for that, because I respect a homosexual equal to a black, a fat or a dwarf, but if possible I prefer not to have gays in my life," he allegedly said.
Thank you! I don’t understand the negativity around this potential transfer. We need experience, quality, and warm bodies - he ticks all the boxes.IF we did this too, suddenly the midfield pool is looking a lot better.
He mentioned few times that he is not interested in EPL as he likes the life style in Barcelona. His wife also happy with where they are as they dont want to disturb their kids education. Recently she mentioned that.Than
Thank you! I don’t understand the negativity around this potential transfer. We need experience, quality, and warm bodies - he ticks all the boxes.
He also won’t cost a fortune and considering we’ve sold off half the squad I think we can make room for his wages.