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Ivan Rakitic

Ivan Rakitić (born 10 March 1988) is a Croatian footballer who plays for Sevilla FC and the Croatian national team.

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Man. United are looking into making a proposal to Barcelona concerning a swap deal with Martial for Ivan Rakitic. [espn] h…
Ivan Rakitic close to sealing Chelsea move.
Atletico Madrid to reignite interest in Ivan Rakitic this winter.
Ernesto Valverde decides to make a substitution. Andres Iniesta will be replaced by Ivan Rakitic
Ivan Rakitic is an average player who gets branded "world class" because he plays for Barcelona. If Coutinho played…
Ivan Rakitic to start as a bench for Barcelona tonight.
Lionel Barcelona star best player in the world, maybe ever - Ivan Rakitic
Bro, I'm desperate, understand that I've to watch Ivan Rakitic every week, and would choose any above d…
My friend always calls Rakitic "Rafiki" so I'm just imagining Ivan as Rafiki now.
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Luka Modric is what Ivan Rakitic thinks he plays like when he's on the field.
Ivan Rakitic is what Luka Modric thinks he looks like when he does his hair in the mirror.
Betting suspended as Ivan Rakitic nears £7m switch to LA Galaxy. (Daily Mirror)
Ivan Rakitic’s Croatia will face Greece in the playoffs to qualify for the World Cup in Russia next year. [fifa]
Unbelievable skill from Ivan Rakitić, mugs Pepe off big time
Ivan Rakitic looking to force Bayern Munich move.
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📄 INTERVIEW. Ivan Rakitic talks about why 🇭🇷Croatia can go into the play-offs with real confidence 🏆🌍. ➡️
are reportedly looking into a swap deal with Barcelona: Anthony Martial for Ivan Rakitic.
This is what angry Leo Messi said to Ivan Rakitic during Girona against Barcelona. Wow!!
Went in for Ivan Rakitic and came out with David Vaughan.
Ivan Rakitic offered in deal taking Philippe Coutinho to Barca: Jurgen Klopp keen - report
Lionel Messi, Ivan Rakitic & Gerard Pique netted to guide Barcelona to a 3-2 win over rivals Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly in Miami
Real Madrid 23 Barcelona LIVE score and goal updates as Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic score…
Luis Suarez scored a brace with Ivan Rakitic also on target as leaders Barcelona beat Espanyol 3-0 in the Cata…
FT 0-3. Barcelona notch a big derby win thanks to Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic.
Ivan Rakitic: Luis Enrique leaving Barcelona? "He came into the dressing room and he told us."
Luis Enrique: “I liked Ivan Rakitic in the defensive midfield position, he was particularly good. As were Arda Turan and Denis Suarez."
It's safe to say that Ivan Rakitic is a fan of Luis Enrique.
Ivan Rakitic had a clear response to rumors he might be on the outs at Barcelona.
Luis Enrique and Xavi both praised by Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic says he'd throw himself off a bridge for Luis Enrique -
Ivan Rakitic: The referee won't sleep well after this: Ivan Rakitic says referee David Fernandez Borbalan will have…
Man Utd in contact as Rakitic wants Barcelona showdown talks Ivan Rakitic is becoming…
Sport reporting that Ivan Rakitic could be on the move, with a £9.8m bid from Fenerbahce expected imminently.
Luis Enrique seems keen to burn out Andre Gomes rather than properly rotate him with Rakitic. Ivan does not deserve the bench.
Wasteful first half, we need to do better ! Get Gomez off and bring on Ivan Rakitic
Ivan Rakitic and Javier Mascherano are on the bench today
when will Neymar be fit to play again?and are you leaving Rakitic on the bench because of Gomes?can he play better than Ivan
Ivan Rakitic to club bosses: 'Let me join Dortmund.'
all that needs to occur is Suarez to play over rakitic. Ivan's positioning nowadays is baffling
what do you mean Ivan Rakitic in the summer? I think his time in barca is over and could be a fantastic midfield pogba herrera him
okay. The kind of delusion that allows you accept Pogba is not a better fit or player than Ivan Rakitic.
Benfica are rumoured to be interested in Ivan Rakitic, with a £12.5m bid imminent. (Daily Mail)
Ivan Rakitic looking to force Tottenham move.
Biggest flop of our summer signings still being preferred and plays for 90mins ahead of Ivan Rakitic.Enrique has so much lost his memory
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Ivan Rakitic falls out with Barcelona manager Luis Enrique.
Ivan Rakitic the unheralded star of Luis Enrique’s...
Do you need a midfielder, We have Ivan Rakitic and heard you're ready to pay 40M€ for him.
Ivan Rakitic: "Play two-touch during training and master rondos to help you find the rhythm of the game.”. ➡️ 
Ivan Rakitic looking to force Dortmund move.
Ivan Rakitic: "It hurts. But that’s what the Clásico is all about. We had it all under control and there was never…
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is keen on signing Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, according to Daily Star.…
Man United are interested in signing Barca midfielder Ivan Rakitic (28) next season for a transfer fee of £35M (€41.7M…
Jose Mourinho is trying to coax Ivan Rakitic away from Barcelona to Manchester United in a £35m deal. (Daily Star)
Ivan Rakitic: “We had the Clasico under control. Arda [Turan’s] foul? It’s easy to talk about everything now."
Rakitic: We all know MSN´s quality: Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic hailed Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar a...
Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic were informed by the club that they'll be offered a contract renewal at the end of the seas…
Barcelona will start renewal talks on Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez and the end of the season. Both players contracts exp…
"Getting ready for the new season. By the way, my only agent is Arturo Canales - Ivan Rakitic
Both Croatia goals were brilliant Ivan Perisic who put in a brilliant performance and Ivan Rakitic with a lovely finish at the backpost.
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Goal scorers: Ivan Perisic 37th minute and Ivan Rakitic 59th minute (Croatia) and Milan Skoda (75th minute) and...
Croatia the most impressive team so far at The Euro's. Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic are running things.
Ivan Rakitic is having a great season - an in-depth look at the story so far:
Ivan Rakitic in hot water after controversial Real Madrid comments
Just forget(MSN) Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar BUT Sergio Busquets,Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic are the men behind the trigger.
'Rakitic plays like he is from La Masia!': The Croatian's compatriot Ivan Kelava, who plays for Granada in Spa...
📡 That's all from Ivan Rakitic. Luis Enrique's press conference is up next:
Ivan Rakitic: "Arsenal has a long history, one of the best clubs, them saying we're favorites won't influence anything."
Report: Chelsea eye Ivan Rakitic if Diego Simeone takes over at Stamford Bridge
Ivan Rakitic: "There is no need to talk about favourites, Arsenal are one of the best teams in history"
Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic: Arsenal 'one of the biggest clubs in football history'
Ivan Rakitic on playing with composure and control
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez charges forward with his head down as Ivan Rakitic attempts to k…
Ivan rakitic is much better than Luka Modric
Ivan rakitic the most that I admire last night.he's fantastic
Ivan Rakitic "proud" to play with Messi, Neymar and Suarez via
Ivan Rakitic hoping for the 'sweet moment' to continue
Ivan Rakitic has the daunting job of getting the ball to Barcelona’s trio of star forwards via //
A couple of observations on Barcelona; Neymar is so good in the flesh & Ivan Rakitic is everything Jack Wilshire thinks he is but isn't.
Barcelona don't you sell ivan rakitic off for any reason
"the foul by Dani Alves". Dani Alves who's turned white and called himself Ivan Rakitic?
Ask them who Ivan Rakitic is they won't even know.
Man Of The Match tonight for me...Ivan Rakitic, cool, calm and collected.
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🎥 Luis Enrique and Ivan Rakitic press conference starting shortly. Follow it LIVE, here:
Shebby Singh just said Dele Alli should play for Barcelona and is better than Ivan Rakitic and Arda Turan combined . Mabuk …
Ivan Rakitic: More Barcelona players should have made Ballon d’Or list -
Flattered to be in top 100 players of 2015. Thanks guys! . Un orgullo ser el para https:/…
Ivan Rakitic is so adorable. Best friend material.
Goal of the Day: Luis Suarez controlls a deft pass from Ivan Rakitic on his chest before volleying home.
Ivan Rakitic's strike goes wide of the Chinese goal. 61 minutes have passed.
1-0 Barca! Ivan Rakitic’s vicious effort is too hot to handle, with Luis Suarez sweeping home the game's opener
38' GOOOAL! Luis Suarez scores the opening goal of the night after a rebound from Ivan Rakitic's long-range shot. FCB 1-0 Guangzhou.
Sergio Busquets, Sergio Roberto, Ivan Rakitic will fill the middle.
Ivan Rakitic’s arm tattoos for sure have a religious meaning. They show a cross with roses on the right arm, and...
Ivan Rakitic has been a crucial signing and filled Xavi's shoes for Barca.
Lionel Messi and ivan rakitic it is super cool😘😘😘
La Liga Team of the week. 11-13 Desember . Lionel Messi. Ivan Rakitic.
rakitic s better than modric in final third.. It's hard to say they are suited for their clubs.. Ivan still can prove otherwise
So Arda Turan will play against Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic in the midfield against ??? Get me a newspaper please
Official La Liga "Team Of The Week" for Matchday 15. Ivan Rakitic and Lionel Messi have been included inside it.
And in year two ,, I high key just max out and make it a super side ,, I bought Ramos for a lot of money and brought over Ivan rakitic also
Ivan Rakitic: “We have to congratulate Deportivo because they played their game until the end."
A new render of Ivan Rakitic was added to the website - View it here:
Ivan Rakitic has yesterday scored his first goal in the Liga since May (Cordoba 0-8 Barcelona) [via
Ivan Rakitic always be chillin bro. What a guy.
Ivan Rakitic: 'I'm running out of words to write on Messi's hat-trick balls'
Luis Enrique refused to rule Ivan Rakitic out of the Clasico after the player picked up a calf strain in the 3-0 UEFA C…
SPORT: Ivan rakitic will return to training with the Group next week, he will initially be ready for classico
Messi hailed 'as miraculous' by new Barcelona team-mate Rakitic via
I thought Mundo Deportivo said Ivan Rakitic will be out for a month
This dude is friends with the official ivan rakitic and HE just like my picture!😁💕. Plus! Rakitic follows him!👌.
There could be some good Ivan Rakitic news, says Javier Miguel
Ivan Rakitic who is currently recovering from a calf injury might be available for El clasico and is expected to...
Sport | Ivan Rakitic might be back for El Clasico. Can rejoin training next week!
Ivan Rakitic will be ready for the upcoming El Clásico. He will join the team in training next week onwards. [sport]
Ivan Rakitic has reached 3 million followers on Instagram
FCBarcelona: Ivan Rakitic named Croatia's best player for 2015 It all comes together w…
Great interview in the latest WS by with Ivan Rakitic. Insightful read of his journey from Basel, Schalke, Seville to Barca.
Ivan Rakitic is the type of person you'd always want to be best friends with.
Ivan Rakitic has signed for Borussia Dortmund from Napoli on
6' Ivan Rakitic heads from point-blank range, but it's right at Leno! Nice little cross from Neymar! FCB 0–0 BL
The full story from Ivan Rakitic's press conference this morning
The Luis Enrique pre-Bayer Leverkusen press conference is underway! English stream: http:/…
That's it for Ivan Rakitic, stay tuned for Luis Enrique, up next! English stream:
Rakitic: “Messi, Suarez, and Neymar are football magicians. If I wasn't part of that family, I would also admit they're…
Ivan Rakitic named Croatia's best player for 2015.
Congrats! Ivan Rakitic meraih 'Croatian footballer of the year'
Well deserved Ivan Rakitic named Croatia's best player for 2015
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Rakitic named Croatia's best player for 2015
friendly reminder that Ivan Rakitic was the best Croatian footballer in 2015
Ivan Rakitic has won Croatian player of the year. Congrats, Crakitic!
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Ivan Rakitic has ben voted best Croatian player in 2015!
Ivan Rakitic has been named Croatian player of the year 2015! Congratulations!
Ivan Rakitic named Croatia's best player for 2015
[Sport News] | Ivan Rakitic: 'Everyone wants to beat us' |Via Sports Mole
Oliver Torres steals the ball from Ivan Rakitic and nearly scored but his shot is just wide!
[INTERNATIONAL WATCH] Victories for Vermaelen and Turan, defeat for Ivan Rakitic and Croatia http:/…
Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic eager to beat Sevilla in European Super Cup
Barcelona are to appeal yellow cards for Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Thomas Vermaelen.
Ivan Rakitic absolute rocket for Barcelona v Roma ...
Ivan Rakitic's goal on Saturday was the first Barcelona goal from open play without a Messi, Suárez or Neymar goal/assis…
Ivan Rakitic has signed for Atletico de Madrid from Chelsea on
Ivan Rakitic met future wife as she served him coffee the night before Sevilla move
Ivan Rakitic has signed for Chelsea from Bayern Muenchen on
Rakitic would be a fantastic signing for Real Madrid. We could use more passion and creativity in the middle of the park. Get…
Sleeping with a massive heart ache after seeing rumours about Rakitic going to Barcelona. How could you, Ivan? HOW COULD YOU?
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Ivan Rakitic on how he got together with his wife . 💙❤️
Trio Sergio Busquets - Andres Iniesta - Ivan Rakitic became the mainstay of the midfield to supply the flow of ball
will be pleased that Ivan Rakitic has won the League 1 Player of the Month award.
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Ivan Rakitic has attempted to defend Gerard Pique, who was sent off in their Supercopa defeat
Ivan Rakitic says Gerard Pique's red card for telling an assistant referee "I s*** on your *** mother" sets a dangerous precedent.
Design: Ivan Rakitic, the engine of FC Barcelona's midfield. . Quick reminder: We bought him just for €18m.
Ivan Rakitic at an Adidas event today in Barcelona [fcb]
Ivan Rakitic has attempted to defend Gerard Pique. 'He didn't speak with was heat of the moment'
Rakitic questions Pique red card: Ivan Rakitic has objected to the red card shown to Ba...
Rakitic: If Pique insult was a red card, well have seven sent off per match: Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic...
Ivan Rakitic, Aymeric Laporte and Pablo Alcacer are my 3 to watch in this season
Ivan Rakitic Defends Gerard Pique Over Ugly Dismissal: Reports are out claiming that Barcelona midfielder Ivan...
Ivan Rakitic juggling a ball during an Adidas sponsored event today in Barcelona [efe]
Ivan Rakitic: If everyone was sent off for what Pique did, we'd have seven off every game
The full story from Ivan Rakitic's Saturday press conference
Players who got married today: Pedro, Raphael Varane, Laurent Koscielny, Ivan Rakitic, Fernando Llorente, Simon Mignolet…
Marc-André Ter Stegen, Ivan Rakitic, and Sergio Busquets watching today's game from the stands.
Ivan Rakitic knows Eibar game will be tough
Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic lobs Manchester City out of Champions League
1-0 (agg 3-1): goal ends English hopes in the Champions League -
Ivan Rakitic on "He's amazing, incredible... Words no longer. qualify with Messi," "Nobody knows what to say about. him any more.
Ivan Rakitic strike and Lionel Messi brilliance send Barcelona on – in pictures: Manchester City to reach the ...
Ivan Rakitic scoring from Messi's 21st assist of the season
Ivan Rakitic scored the only goal of the game as Barcelona cruised into the Champions League quarter-finals despite Joe Hart's heroics.
Vine of the Day: Ivan Rakitic's Goal vs Manchester City via
Ivan Rakitic: Has scored his first goal at Camp Nou since November in a 5-1 win against former club Sevilla
Ivan Rakitic struck in the 31st min to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Man City at Camp Nou & progress to the quarters on …
Barcelona shut door on City's Champions League dreams
Ivan Rakitic scored his first ever Champions League goal in his 19th appearance. Indeed, it’s his 1st goal at Camp Nou since November 2014.
Messi masterclass inspires Barcelona as Man City crash out of the Champions League
Hart made 10 saves v Barca, the most by a goalkeeper in a Champions League game this season http:…
Ivan Rakitic scored the only goal and Sergio Aguero missed a penalty on a frantic night at Camp N
I dont think everyone appreciated just how well Ivan Rakitic took his goal last last night 😧 Mustard ⚽👏
Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona lifts the ball over Joe Hart of Manchester City to score the opening goal
Lionel Messi and Ivan Rakitic combine for beautiful goal vs Man City.
Barcelona 1-0 Manchester City (agg 3-1): Ivan Rakitic goal ends English hopes in the Champions League as Manuel Pellegrini's side are...
Croatia have Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric in midfield. Ireland have Glenn Whelan and Stephen Quinn. Life isn't fair.
Andres Iniesta and Ivan Rakitic will represent Barcelona in Liga charity game in Madrid tomorrow. Adama Traore...
Real Madrid are prepared to smash the goalkeeping transfer record to sign Manchester United's David De Gea, 24, with a fee that is likely to eclipse the £33m paid for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001. (Daily Express) Wednesday's Daily Telegraph back page Crystal Palace are planning a move to sign Roma's former Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole on loan. (Daily Mail) Manchester United and Manchester City are both ready to launch £20m bids for Barcelona's 26- year-old midfielder Ivan Rakitic in January. (Daily Express) Liverpool are making an audacious bid to sign Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech on loan. (Daily Mirror) Newly-appointed Real Sociedad boss David Moyes hopes to agree a loan deal with former club Manchester United for forward Adnan Januzaj, 19. (Daily Star) Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is planning to strengthen his attack in January with a move for 22-year-old Burnley striker Danny Ings. (Daily Star) Tottenham are considering offloading strikers Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado to fund a move for Porto's Ja ...
Ivan Rakitic,Xabi Alonso and Koke ate on the Champions League front cover of the magazine.
Messi Fired Argentina Past Croatia Croatia went ahead early on when Mateo Kovacic found Anas Sharbini, who bent a shot past goalkeeper Sergio Romero for his first international goal. Argentina, featuring five Premier League players in their starting XI, levelled when Cristian Ansaldi's shot deflected in off Sergio Aguero's arm. Messi scored from the spot after Aguero was fouled by goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic. The Barcelona forward also hit a post as Argentina saw off a much-changed Croatia side, with Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mario Mandzukic and Dejan Lovren not even among the substitutes. Former West Ham favourite Carlos Tevez received a rapturous reception when he replaced Aguero in the 62nd minutes, and fellow former Hammer Javier Mascherano went close to adding a third with a long-range drive.
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is hopeful of making it two wins in a row against Real…
No snoozing for Barça before 'Clásico' Barcelona will be desperate to gain all three points against Ajax after losing 3-2 against Paris Saint-Germain in the last round of Champions League matches. Luis Enrique's team suffered their only loss of the season in the French capital, in a result that began the debate as to the La Liga leaders' ability to compete against the top teams. They now have the opportunity to compensate for that slip-up against an Ajax side currently on one point less than Barcelona after a draw in each of their first two games. The 'Azulgranas' should use their energies carefully as on Saturday they play the 'Superclásico' against Real Madrid. It's likely, therefore, that Luis Enrique will make some changes. Ivan Rakitic didn't play against Eibar, which makes it seem certain he will be in the starting eleven. Andrés Iniesta, a substitute against Eibar, should also start. The biggest unknown surrounds the goalkeeping position. German youngster Marc-André ter Stegen started in Paris ...
Luis Enrique has decided to rest Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic for their league clash against Eibar.
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Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets are not included in the squad, they get some rest.
Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic have been excluded... Rafinha is back!!
New piece for How Croatia Used Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in a Midfield Diamond
Francesco Totti's goal which made him the oldest player to score a goal in European Football history gave Roma a 1-1 draw v Man City Bayern, Chelsea and PSG went top of their groups after winning last night When Barcelona’s Xavi replaced Ivan Rakitic against PSG, he broke the record for most Champions League appearances with 143 matches Top-3 Champions League goalscorers: Raul: 71* goals in 142 games, Messi 68* in 88 games, C.Ronaldo 68* in 104 games
Pizza and Sprite for Leo Messi, sushi and fruit for Ivan Rakitic, none for Dani Alves. That's all. .
Did you know?. Barça chose Ivan Rakitic instead of Tony Kroos... Who would have you picked?. via
Nkana striker Ronald Kampamba has been left out of Chipolopolo’s 28-man team to face Mozambique and Cape Verde in the 2015 Africa Cup Group F qualifiers. Kampamba was a surprise omission from the 12 home-based call-ups named by coach Honour Janza for the forthcoming qualifiers. The Nkana striker has been in fine form over the last two seasons and was the 2013 top scorer on 18 goals to guide his club to a record twelfth Faz Super League title. Kampamba has so far scored nine league goals plus another five in Caf club action for Nkana in 2014 and is also one of two notable players dropped by Honour Janza. - Barcelona congratulated themselves on Tuesday for a job well done in the transfer window, while rivals Real Madrid were dealing with the fallout from Cristiano Ronaldo's apparent criticism of president Florentino Perez. The world's two richest clubs by income again spent big, with Barca's signings including Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for €81.25 million and Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic for around ...
FC B ARCELONA 2014/15 SEASON. The 2014/15 season is Futbol Club Barcelona's 115th in existence and the club's 84th consecutive season in the top flight of spanish football. Fc Barcelona has been prepared so well for the new season in order to put the misery of 2013/14 trophiless season behind them. The club has brought in some players to replaced those that has left the club in the on going transfer market. The club is also expected to sign the Sao Paulo wing back "Douglas" for a reported fee of about €6m. Now let's take a look at the list of the players brought in and those that have left the club. In. GK. Andre Ster Stegen from B/Monchenglaberch €12m. Carlos Bravo from R/Sociedad €12m. DEF. Jerémy Mathieu from Valencia €20m. Thomas Vermaelen from Arsenal €19m. MFD. Ivan Rakitic fron Sevilla €18m. FW. Luis Suarez from Liverpool €81m. Total=€162m. Out. Victor Valdes free Jose Pinto free Isaac Cuença free Oier Olazabal free Joaó Kierrison free Charles Puyol Rtd Denis Suarez Loan to Sevil ...
Rakitic keen to get to know Suarez: Ivan Rakitic claimed he is looking forward to getting to know Luis Suarez,...
Real Madrid‘s demolition of Sevilla in their European Super Cup final was hugely impressive. They looked imperious. And they were – but against the fifth best side in Spain. A side shorn of last season’s best player, Ivan Rakitic - now of Barcelona. Sevilla finished last season 27 points off champions Atletico Madrid but just 24 points shy of the relegation zone; in other words, they were closer to relegation than the title. A pretty sobering thought that brings some context to Madrid’s ‘imperious’ performance. Sift though the hyperbole and an uncomfortable truth may present itself: Florentino Perez’s Galactico obsession may have, in fact, weakened Carlo Ancelotti’s hand going into this campaign. What Perez fails to comprehend is that a team of 11 superlative players does not always equate to a superlative team. The sum of the parts tends to be the differential over the course of the season. For proof, Perez must only look to cross-town rivals Atletico. The Galactico ideology puts less val ...
Barcelona have admitted that it is Cuadrado or bust as Luis Enrique looks to finalise his squad ahead of their La Liga kick-off on August 24. The Catalan club have been active this summer, bringing Thomas Vermaelen, Luis Suarez, Jeremy Mathieu, Ivan Rakitic, Claudio Bravo and Marc-Andre ter Stegen to the Camp Nou and they hope to add Fiorentina World Cup star Juan Cuadrado to that list. The Viola are demanding over 40 million euros for the 26-year-old but Barcelona hope to negotiate a lower fee and want to announce Cuadrado as their final summer signing.
Ivan Rakitic on Leo Messi - "Sometimes in training, I stop and watch him. He is miraculous."
Min 49: Ivan Rakitic lofts in a free kick and Bartra heads home. HJK 0 FCB 5
.midfielder Ivan Rakitic has saluted Lionel Messi, & -
2014 World Cup Day 07 ]Alex Song of Cameroon controls the ball against Ivica Olic and Ivan Rakitic - Hi_story
Ivan Rakitic, with his family and Club President Bartomeu at the Camp Nou. Rakitic will wear the number 4 shirt
Ivan Rakitic praises the work of national team coach Niko Kovac:
For the price of Adam Lallana you could've have bought Christian Eriksen and Ivan Rakitic.
you do know he is about to play with Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Pedro Rodriguez, Ivan Rakitic etc?
Ivan Rakitic: is what Teko Modise was/is destined to become,
Dani Alves, Adriano, Seydou Keita, Ivan Rakitic!. Barcelona loves to shop from Sevilla!. ^_^
Luis Enrique's revolution has started with the arrival of Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic at the Nou Camp on a five-year deal [Daily Mail]
WATCH FOR TEAMS THAT "MATTER" Chelsea watch : Oscar, man of the match, 90mins appearance, 1 goal. Ramires : 87:44 minute substitute. Came in, to add steel to the Brazilian game, as they were under continuous pressure from the Croatians, after a jst disallowed goal. Played at least 4mins of the game, came in handy. David Luiz : Chelsea / PSG, ROCK SOLID! PSG Watch : Thiago Silva, Minister of defence. Saw out the game. Barcelona watch : Neymar, 2 goals, 2 much dribbles, 2 much trouble for the Croatian defence, 2 many key passes, 2 loud clapping ovation, as he made his way off the pitch, when substituted, 2much Samba. # CLASS! Dani Alves : 90 mins and over, was instrumental as well. He & Oscar, literally owned the wing. Ah! Srna, je iya! Ivan Rakitic : A bad day in the office, for the undisputed, Fc Seville player of the year. But he wasn't completly ran-over. He made his physical presence felt, and he made too many key fouls & tackles, without being booked. Real Madrid watch : Marcelo 11 minute O.g. Made ti ...
World Cup: Five(5) Things I Learnt From Brazil 3-1 Croatia Power vs playmakers: Croatia prevailed in midfield, but lacked the end product; In the centre of the pitch, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic faced off against Luiz Gustavo and Paulinho. The contrast was stark: the two Croats are technically perfect, while the Brazilians are physically tough but lack creativity. In a sense, this was skill vs brawn – but neither had a definitive impact on yesterday's opening day result. While Modric; practically unrecognizable without his locks - combined well with Ivica Olic to kickstart attacks down the left, Gustavo and Paulinho were unable to provide much of an outlet going forward. Gustavo at least was useful in ball pretention, moving it sideways and backwards; but there was little attacking thrust from either midfield. Croatia frequently counter-attacked in the first half, and it was an equal contest in the second, with Kovacic or Olic frequently storming into the box. Paulinho looked jaded at times, and it’s ...
*World Cup RESULTS SPOILER WARNING* Conclusions from Croatia VS Brasil Brasil 3 - 1 Croatia 1/ Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic might have the most precise passing range in the game, but they can easily go missing against teams that press and close down their attacking options. 2/ Mario Mandzukic is important for Croatia because if theyr'e going to play wide on the left as their main focal point, they need his physical presence in the box to consistently threaten to convert attacking opportunities. 3/ Oscar's international form appears to be largely independent of his club form. Best on ground tonight by a mile and clearly is the key creative maestro of the Brazilian starting XI. The blend in that team is actually really good - and even though it did feel every bit like a 'first group game' in terms of how the players connected - they are definitely going to be great. 4/ Neymar is absolutely the real deal. Properly. Seriously. 5/ By diving to win a penalty, Fred managed to win the game for Brazil without actu ...
I love Luca Modric and I love Ivan Rakitic and I love Croatia.
"The measure of a man is not what he says yes to, but what he walks away from". friendship, gonna miss the battle between Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic vs Oscar and Gustavo
Luiz Felipe Scolari has set up the Brazil side in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Luiz Gustavo as the anchor man in the douple pivot with Spurs player Paulinho. Croatia is matching them with a possible 4-1-4-1 set up with a terrifying midfield of Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic. Can the Croats match Brazil without a 'true' holding player? We find out tonite.
UNDERDOGS Croatia have Mateo Kovacic as one of three playmakers in their midfield alongside Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic. Modric won the Champions League final with Real Madrid while Ivan Rakitić lifted the Europa League with Sevilla
Croatia are without suspended Bayern Munich striker Mario Mandzukic, so Nikica Jelavic deputises. Southampton defender Dejan Lovren comes into the side in defence but this looks quite an exciting, adventurous side with Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in midfield
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Croatia : Ivan Rakitic , Luka Modric , Mario Mandzukic :) Brazil you've got a game on your hands !
Croatia of course is also a very dangerous team. They have soon to be ex-Bayern player Mario Mandzukic, new Barcelona man Ivan Rakitic, current European champion Luka Modric, and a young talent in Mateo Kovacic.
Why do we stand for the likes of Graeme Souness on TV when they refer to Ivan Rakitic as "the lad who just moved from Seville to Barcelona"?
BRAZIL 2014 DAY ONE: BRAZIL VRS CROATIA It's the World Cup. It's in Brazil. It's kind of a big deal. And Brazil, even if they're being overvalued by many observers, are favourites for good reason. This isn't the free-flowing, high-flying Brazil one might expect on reputation, though. A tough, structured, defensively sound side under manager Luiz Felipe Scolari, this is a group that has shown it can grind out results, and with attacking stars at the other end of the pitch like Hulk and Neymar to chip in with the odd moment of individual brilliance they're Group A and World Cup favourites. In many groups, Croatia would be favourites to advance. Here, they're in tough with Mexico to finish behind Brazil. It doesn't help that Bayern striker Mario Mandzukic misses the opener through suspension, but in Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic they have two of the best midfielders in Brazil. Against Brazil that doesn't seem likely to be enough, but if the hosts find themselves caught up by the occasion there's every chance ...
Brazil are favorites to win the World Cup this time, not mainly because they are usually one of the dominant footballing teams but also because this time, they are playing at home soil. With their team boasted with stars like Neymar, Oscar and Hulk, their mesmerizing attack are strong enough to break through even the meanest of defenses. But if there is anything that needs to be noted is that Croatia is no pushover. With playmakers like Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic out there alongside their striker Mario Mandzukic, they have a strong side capable enough to go to the second round just like Brazil. With Mario Mandzukic performing his suspension duties after being red carded during their second last qualifying match. Croatia will miss his finishing skills but they will get a lot of chances with those two playmakers around and it will be time for the former Bayern Munich striker Ivica Olic to compensate the loss of the current Bayern striker Mandzukic. But Brazil’s attack may prove to be too strong for Cro ...
The form guide Brazil v Croatia (21:00 BST) Posted at 18:42 All the talk is understandably about Brazil, but Croatia won't be lying down this evening. Former Tottenham man Luka Modric will be pulling all the strings in midfield, and alongside him is another man to watch. Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic - linked with Barcelona - has been called a 'todocampista' in Spanish newspaper Marca. That's 'the complete midfield player' to you and I. Just like new Barca manager Luis Enrique in his Championship Manager days? Modric, Rakitic and Inter man Mateo Kovacic have been called the new 'magic triangle' in Croatia. The original was Zvonimir Boban, Robert Prosinecki and Aljosa Asanovic in 1998. Big names.
Sevilla's Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric will decimate Brazil in midfield tonite..Brace yoselves for a shocker !
Croatian party-poopers? Posted at 14:40 Croatia can dampen the expectant mood in Brazil by shocking the hosts in tonight's World Cup opener, says Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton. "They have some great players and the likes of Ivan Rakitic or Luka Modric - give me those over Brazil's midfielders," Barton tells BBC Radio 5 live. "I think Croatia will make it a really difficult game. They are a good, good side. When Brazil won the World Cup in 2002 they had Rivaldo and Ronaldo, now they don't have those sort of players."
Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic led their club sides to the Champions League and Europa League titles this season.
Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic will be terrorizing Brazil Croatia we got this.
So you all knw Brazil and its stars...personally Oscar,Willian and Hulk are my favoured Sambas...but Croatia also has key players: Luka Modric, Darijo Srna, Ivan Rakitic, Mario Mandzukic, Eduardo, Ivica Olic, Nikita Jelavic..all I wanna see is spectacular goals..
Five reasons why Croatia can spoil Brazil's party 1) They have much more experience This squad is loaded with caps. Vedran Corluka, Ivan Rakitic, Luka Modric, Ognjen Vukojevic, Ivica Olic and Eduardo all have more than 50; goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa and captain right-back Darijo Srna have amassed more than 100. At least six of those eight players – maybe even all of them – will start the game. Compare that to Brazil’s expected line-up, where only Julio Cesar and Dani Alves have more than 50 caps, followed by Neymar with 49 appearances – and he’s only 22 and this is his first World Cup. All told, Croatia's squad has 910 caps to Brazil's 683 – but interestingly, the Croatians are on average a full year younger than Brazil (27.2 to 28.4). The team was built on a solid foundation put in place during Slaven Bilic’s reign (2006-2012). They have been together for a long time and have a family atmosphere in the locker room, enhanced by the managerial appointment of Niko Kovac, their former captain a ...
The Croatia of Alan Boksic, Znovimir Boban, Robert Prosinecki, Davor Suker, Slaven Bilic, Igor Tudor, Robert Jarni, Mario Stanic, and Dario Simic came to the France 98 World Cup as under dogs but before everyone could say jack!! they had thrashed pre tournament favourites Germany 3-0 and were in the semi finals, never underrate the Croatia of Luka Modric, Vedran Corluka, Ivan Rakitic, Ivica Olic, Mario Mandzukic, Edouardo, Dejan Lovren, Dario Srna and others cos they are capable of also going far.
Too much footie updates btwn now and July 13th but on a serious note, Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Rooney...they wount be the stars of the tournament... I'm not so sure who will yet maybe someone like Ivan Rakitic, Fernando Gago, Baines, Luis Gustavo, Sanchez
So WC2014 begins in Brazil tonight with the first game between Brazil & Croatia. Brazil is no longer the great Brazilian side but I really think they have enough to go all the way in this tournament. Watch out for Neymar, Hulk , Fred, Luis Gustavo, Oscar,Bernard (wont start..will come as sub).. Croatia is not a bad side with the likes of Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Jelevic, Madzukic and solid defender like Lovren at the back. My Prediction: Brazil to win 2-1 Then there is a big one tomorrow between Spain & Netherlands ! I saw men in orange couple of weeks back against Ghana and I don’t see them getting out of this dangerous group. Will be tough for them ! But then it depends on Spain as well. With that aging midfield ,not sure how things will pan out for Spain this time. They have Costa up front. Torres is there. But somehow I don’t see Spain winning it this time and they should rather prepare themselves for an upset in quarter finals (likely against England if lads win the group). Coming back to Engl ...
Catalan paper El Mundo Deportivo report on Wednesday that once Ivan Rakitic has signed officially for Barcelona, Cesc Fabregas’ move to Chelsea will be confirmed. Barcelona have been in negotiations with Sevilla for the past few days and the signing of Rakitic appears to be imminent. The only hold-up to the deal currently is the loan move of Barcelona B midfielder Denis Suarez to Sevilla. El Mundo Deportivo confirm that Chelsea’s.move for Fabregas is agreed. They will sign the former Arsenal captain for 33 million euros and 3 million in variables, depending on the performance of the player back in England. The deal is structured in this manner so Arsenal do not receive any funds from Fabregas’ move. A clause in his contract at Barcelona stipulated the Gunners would receive 50% of any profit were Fabregas to leave for more than 33 million euros. All indications are that Croatian schemer Ivan Rakitic will sign for Barcelona before the opening game of the World Cup tomorrow – allowing the Fabregas mo ...
Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic is revelling in a "dream come true" as he looks set to seal a switch to La Liga giants Barcelona. The Croatia international has expressed his delight as he edges closer to completing a move to Camp Nou from the Europa League winners.
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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has admitted he hoped Croatia team-mate Ivan Rakitic would end up at Santiago Bernabeu next season and not Barcelona.
Premier League trio dealt transfer blow Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea target signs for FC Barcelona Premier League giants; Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea, have all been dealt a transfer blow with the news that Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic, has agreed to join FC Barcelona after the World Cup. According to reports in Spain, Sevilla and Barca have agreed a fee of £16million for the Croatian midfielder, who was pivotal in the club's Europa League success, and his consistent performances caught the eye of three Premier League managers. Despite taking over at Old Trafford just this Summer, Louis Van Gaal told the club that Rakitic is one of his targets, and both Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho have also been monitoring the 26-year-old's situation. However, Barcelona have moved ahead of the three English clubs by holding formal talks with the player and his agent, and they made a formal bid and saw it accepted with minimal fuss. According to a radio station in Spain, Barca officials ha ...
Highly rumoured transfers till now . 1.Marc Andre Ter Stegen to FC Barcelona from Borussia Monchengladbach 2.Robert Lewandowski Bayern from Dortmund 3. Diego Costa Atletico to chelsea 4. Cesc Fabregas from FC barcelona to chelsea 5. Emre Can from Leverkusen to Liverpool 6. Rickie Lambert from Southampton to Liverpool 7. Luke Shaw from Southampton to Manchester United 8. David Villa from Atletico to New York FC 9. Nemanja Vidic from Manchester United to InterMilan 10. Alberto Siqueira from Granada to Atletico 11. Ivan Rakitic from Sevilla to Barcelona 12. Alberto Moreno From Sevilla to Liverpool 13. Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid 14. Mario Mandzukic from Bayern to Arsenal 15. Victor Valdes from Barcelona to AS Monaco 16. Ciro Immobile from Torino to Dortmund 17. Filipe Luis from Atletico to Chelsea 18. Rio Ferdinand from Manchester United to QPR Bo se hum lo lahun tele.
Fabregas and Costa set for Chelsea, Shaw to Man Utd Jose Mourinho is close to landing Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa at Chelsea. Southampton's Luke Shaw is desperate to join Manchester United, Arsenal are eyeing Calum Chambers and Liverpool are among the clubs set to miss out on Arda Turan. The summer transfer market does not officially open until July 1, but clubs are already busy preparing moves behind the scenes. Here is a round-up of all the latest news, rumours and gossip... Chelsea are poised to sign Cesc Fabregas after Barcelona moved for Sevilla star Ivan Rakitic as his replacement. Diego Costa has all but confirmed his £32m summer switch from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea. Luke Shaw told Southampton of his desire to join Manchester United on the final day of the Premier League season. Mario Mandzukic has put the Premier League's big hitters on alert after announcing he will leave Bayern Munich this summer. Liverpool could see their hopes of landing Atletico Madrid's Arda Turan dashed by Barcelona. R ...
ON JACOB KURTZBERG: AKA Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917 – February 6, 1994). At age 14, Kirby enrolled at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, leaving after a week: "I wasn't the kind of student that Pratt was looking for. They wanted people who would work on something forever. I didn't want to work on any project forever. I intended to get things done". Ivan Rakitic comments: The entire Steve Englehart run on CAPTAIN AMERICA was (and still is) one of my favorite runs of any comics that I own or have read. It was a shame that Marvel didn't create a second CAPTAIN AMERICA title for Jack Kirby's return to Marvel in the seventies, and let Steve Englehart and Frank Robbins continue their brilliant run on the title. I know Englehart didn't write the last issue before the King returned (I believe it was Tony Isabella), so it could have been nice to have seen Frank Robbins try his hand at writing CAPTAIN AMERICA, as he did a pretty good job on BATMAN. Gil Kane on Kirby: Jack was the single most influential figure in t ...
Comments 1 Catalans to end speculation surrounding Sevilla star. Barcelona are set to beat the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to the signature of Sevilla star Ivan Rakitic this... Be A Reporter
Ivan Rakitic created 78 chances in La Liga last season, more than any Barcelona player.
Sevilla's Ivan Rakitic could be on his way to the Camp Nou for 18m! Cesc transfer completed today for 36 million £ & is heading to CFC.
Ivan Rakitic is comming to barca . According to Sky Sports’ Gianluca Di Marzio, Rakitic has agreed to join Barcelona over Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, with Sevilla agreeing to a fee of €15 million plus performances bonuses. However, other reports indicate that the fee will be closer to €20 million. The news that Rakitic has finalised his transfer to Barcelona suggests that Spanish international, Cesc Fabregas will complete his rumoured €33 million return to England, with Chelsea being the front-runners, but despite a private conversation between Gerard Pique and Spanish national team manager, Vicente Del Bosque, nothing has been confirmed. Yet, Catalan radio station, RAC1 is reporting that despire reaching an agreement with Rakitic, Barcelona are only in the beginning stages of negotiations with Sevilla . Visca barca
Barcelona have an agreement with Sevilla midfielder Ivan Rakitic. Sport says the Croatia international has agreed personal terms with Barca, which still must thrash out a fee with Sevilla for their club captain. Barca see Rakitic as a replacement for the wantaway Cesc Fabregas, who has one foot inside Chelsea. Sevilla rate the midfielder at €20 million, though Barca are confident of talking down that valuation. While Rakitic's father has claimed rival interest from Real Madrid and Atletico, Barca intermediaries insist they're the only serious suitor for the Croat. Both Barca coach Luis Enrique and sports director Andoni Zubizarreta are united in bringing Rakitic to the Nou Camp for next season.!
PAWNS IN A CHESS BOARD: Sometimes I ponder why in the game of soccer do some teams opt either willingly or otherwise to become pawns in the chessboard of others. Are U woindering where I am heading to? has confirmed that Barcelona has signed Sevilla's captin, Croatian's Ivan Rakitic on a 5 year deal. This is just a metaphor, other signings in this manner have been done in the past and the trend seemns to continue unabated in the future. Atletico Madrid are facing similar problems, Costa, Koke, Miranda and Luis seem to be on their way out! It seems good players dont like playing for 'average teams' and making them thick in the longrun, winning trophies. It seems there is no dignity of labourin 'serving a small god/master'. Even after winning trophies, the urge to leave is there. Why this trend? Do U think it can be reversed, if so how? Will it affect soccer in the long run? Lets hear U!
Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has agreed to join Chelsea - and is now expected to complete a shock £30m move to Stamford Bridge. The Spain international had also been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City and former club Arsenal, but Jose Mourinho has won the race to sign the 27-year-old midfielder. This information is provided by talkSPORT, who understand that Fabregas will return to London after three years with boyhood club Barcelona, who have agreed to sell the Spaniard in order to generate funds to sign either Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke or Sevilla ace Ivan Rakitic. The Catalan giants will also sell another former Arsenal midfielder: Cameroon international Alex Song, who has flattered to deceive since arriving at the Camp Nou two years ago. Arsenal had first refusal to sign Fabregas, but manager Arsene Wenger decided his team did not need the World Cup winner. Chelsea, on the other hand, required a top central midfielder following the departure of club legend Frank Lampard, who was ...
Barcelona beat Real and Atletico Madrid to sign Ivan Rakitic from sevilla.Rakitic who is a croatian preparing for World Cup will sign a 5 years deal for d Barcelona
FC Barcelona have paid around €20m for Ivan Rakitic and he'll earn €8m a year. He is a direct replacement for Cesc Fab…
Barça received a 33M offer from Chelsea for Cesc Fàbregas. No deal has been made. Sevilla's Ivan Rakitic could...
As soon as Frank Lampard turned down Chelsea's offer of 1 year extension at 100k p/w, several meetings were held to discuss his potential replacement. Marina Granovskaia, Jose Mourinho, Michael Emenalo, Ron Gourlay and various other board members took part in a series of meetings. Mourinho initially recommended Paul Pogba or Koke as his candidate while Cesc Fabregas, Modric, Ivan Rakitic came up from others. The final shortlist consists of Koke, Pogba and Fabregas. One last meeting was held in last week after the club inquired about Koke, Pogba and Cesc. Koke has a €60m release clause, Juventus told Pogba will be sold for atleast €66m while Barcelona were willing to sell Cesc for €33m. Fabregas was finalized as he has past PL experience and was considered a "less risky buy" given that he is available for half of the value of other two candidates. Jose Mourinho and Cesc are ready to work with one another. Both the club and manager regard Cesc as a much more feasible buy. Cesc Fabregas joining Chelsea ...
Eden Hazard looks set to stay at Chelsea Football Clubthis summer as he takes the club's No.10 shirt for 2014-15. But Paris Saint-Germain are ready to offer Chelsea £61m for 23-year-old playmaker.but he insists he is happy at Stamford Bridge after being give Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has signed a new four-year deal which will keep him at the club until June 2018. Ivan Rakitic has offers from Spain's top three clubs and will decide his future after the World Cup. Brede Hangeland has slammed Fulham after the club informed him of his release via email. Sky sources understand Philippe Senderos has undergone a medical in Switzerland ahead of a move to Aston Villa. Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia is in talks with Brighton over the vacant manager's job at the Sky Bet Championship club. Roy Keane has pulled out of his role as a TV pundit for the World Cup so he can take the assistant manager's job at Aston Villa. Swansea are lining up a £5m offer for West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison. Hull . ...
Sevilla president Jose Castro insists his team "have no need to sell" Ivan Rakitic - but says that he will not...
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Reports in Spanish press indicate Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal and Ivan Rakitic are top 3 targets for Ancelotti with Pogba the main target.
Can I shock you Tommi? I'd like to see Ivan Rakitic at Man United next season.
Ivan Rakitic: “Real Madrid? We’ll have to wait until the European final, also the World Cup and then we’ll see."
I think Real Madrid should sign young talents like Ivan Rakitic (Sevilla), Hakan Calhanoglu (Hamburg), Paul Pogba (Juventus) and buy an awesome forward like Luis Suarez (Liverpool) . And sell Benzema, Morata, send Illarra and Casemiro on loan .
Ivan Rakitic's reaction after winning the Europa League is everything you want from your captain.
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Sevilla’s star player Ivan Rakitic, shared a steamy kiss with fellow teammate Daniel Carrico, moments after lifting up the Europa League trophy, setting so
Summer wish list for Diego Costa, Ivan Rakitic, Ricardo Rodriguez and Chicharito Hernandez.
We will strengthen in the summer.Lucas will go,Personally I'd go for Ivan Rakitic & Victor Wanyama from southampton
Kom over denne: Here goes, again. The players we have looked at or showed an interest in are as follows: Defenders: Marcos Rojo, Ryan Bertrand. Midfielders: Dani Parejo, Will Hughes, Ivan Rakitic (if available at the right price), Roberto Firmino (No longer an option) and Adam Lallana. Wide players: Juan Guilermo Cuadrado, Yevhen Konoplyanka (we have seemingly dropped our interest, but may revive it), Viktor Fischer, Christian Tello. Forwards: Alexandre Lacazette, Heung-Min Son. There is rumored, but unconfirmed interest in David Marshall, Juan Manuel Iturbe, Julian Brandt and Xherdan Shaqiri. Hva tenker folket?
For striker it would be Alexis Sanchez & midfield Ivan Rakitic. CB has to be a commanding experienced player someone like Matt Hummells
Liverpool Transfer News: Latest on Ivan Rakitic, Hakan Calhanoglu and More: If Liverpool go on to win their fi...
if Juventus cashes in on Paul Pogba,Atalanta 21 year old Daniele Baselli,Sevilla FC 26 year old Ivan Rakitic and...
Ivan Rakitic has been the best player outside the top 3 teams in La Liga. Not signing new contract next summer. Great cut-price baragin...
Bale did not have a good evening, and was singled out in the Spanish press afterwards for being off the pitch changing his boots when Sevilla scored their second goal -- which started down his wing as Madrid players got drawn out of position, and Ivan Rakitic brilliantly flicked the ball over Pepe’s head -- and also apparently annoying Cristiano Ronaldo by taking a late 25-yard free kick and firing it over the bar.
Sevilla 2-1 Real Madrid 26 March 2014 23:16 Real Madrid suffered their second La Liga loss of the week and lost ground in the title race with a 2-1 defeat at fifth-placed Sevilla. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring with a deflected free kick for Real, who were beaten by Barcelona on Sunday. Madrid missed a host of chances, which included Ronaldo hitting the post before the break. Carlos Bacca equalised and superb play from Ivan Rakitic created Bacca's second. The visitors still had their chances to take at least a point, with Ronaldo and Gareth Bale spurning chances. The defeat, coupled with wins for Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, means Carlo Ancelotti's side have dropped to third in La Liga. They are three points behind leaders Atletico, who defeated Granada 1-0, and two below Barcelona, who beat Celta Vigo 3-0, with eight games to play. It is the first time Real have lost two successive league matches since May 2009.
Liverpool are planning a double swoop this summer with Roma’s Mehdi Benatia and Sevilla’s Ivan Rakitic both priority signings.
Liverpool Plan £20m Bid For La Liga Sensation Dani Parejo Liverpool are already planning for next season and according to reports they are ready to launch a £20m bid they are confident will secure the signing of Valencia midfielder Dani Parejo. The 24-year-old Spanish midfielder is proving to be a sensation in La Liga this campaign. Despite struggling to deliver an impact under former manager Miroslav Djuckic in the first half of the season, he was handed a leading role by new boss Juan Antonio Pizzi following his appointment in December and has responded by aiding his team's cause with two goals and three assists. Manager Brendan Rodgers will reportedly have £60m to bolster his squad should the Reds secure Champions League football and he has earmarked the Spaniard as his first summer target. Indeed, Valencia-based newspaper Super Deporte report the Liverpool boss is set to make a £20m offer to secure the services of the former Real Madrid midfielder. The same newspaper claimed last week that Liverp ...
Brendan Rodgers is weighing up a double swoop for Sevilla attacking midfielder Ivan Rakitic and Porto defensive midfielder Fernando
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Sevilla seems to have reach an agreement with Ivan Rakitic for a contract extension. Did you want him here or...
Sevilla star set to sign new deal, but Liverpool may be even more tempted to bid: Ivan Rakitic is ready to put...
“Happy Birthday to Ivan Rakitic everyone was so busy nobody noticed 😂
Happy birthday ivan rakitic .. Can you just come to barca please !!
Liverpool need to sign Lars Bender, Ivan Rakitic and Alvaro Morata if we make the Champions League.
FC Barcelona are reported to have made contact for Ivan Rakitic of Sevilla, tipped as a target for Manchester United. Manchester United were told exactly what to do if they wanted to follow up reported interest in Ivan Rakitic last month; pay up. Sevilla's newly installed president Jose Castro told suitors: "Ivan Rakitic? He has one and a half year contract in Seville. We will continue. If someone is in a hurry to recruit, he knows that his clause is €40 million." Quite bemusingly considering their own central midfield dearth of talent, interest in the 25-year-old Croatian was not followed up on, despite his superb record of 10 goals and 7 assists in 20 La Liga starts this season. That impressive form has seen none other than Barcelona take an interest in the player whose contract expires in June 2015. Newspaper Sevilla Live report: "FC Barcelona would be interested in Ivan Rakitic of Sevilla ahead of next season. The captain is in the sweetest moment of his career and at 25-years-old is ready to make t ...
Juan Mata’s move to Manchester United has left fans a bit speechless given the magnitude of what his arrival could mean for the club. The 25-year-old made the move from Chelsea for a record £37.1 million and there is a real buzz about hopefully seeing him in a United shirt against Cardiff on Tuesday, but he might be just as excited to play as we are to see him. Croatian journalist Antonio Bevanda has recollected a brilliant anecdote for 24Sata from when he met Mata in Croatia back in 2010 and found out he was a United fan. “The young Spanish team won 3-0. Ivan Rakitic lost his teeth and after I went to the dressing room to speak to Bojan Krkic and Juan Mata. “There was a Spanish journalist who was with Mata and Krkic for an exclusive interview. His idea was that the pair discussed the upcoming derby between Barcelona and Valencia which was to be played a few days later at the Nou Camp. “Mata came out of the locker room and the reporter took a red shirt from his bag and gave it to Juan who threw i ...
Players we need and should look at Ivan Rakitic, Kevin Strootman, Yarmarlenko Yann m,villa but will fsg back Rogers
Liverpool's chase for Ivan Rakitic looks to be over, although goalkeeper Karl Darlow is being monitored as a potential understudy for Simon Mignolet. Source: Mirror Admin Oliver R-K
Shakespeare Transfer News Here is the latest 21st century transfer news, as penned by the 16th century quill of William Shakespeare… Liv'rpool defend'r Tiago Il'ri hath mov'd hence to Spanish side Granada on loan until the endeth of the season. The £7m centre-back, who doth represent P'rtugal at und'r-21 level, is yet to find favour f'r the Reds since his summ'r switcheth from Sp'rting Lisbon and will continueth his sh'rt-t'rm development anon in Spain. Chelsea and Manchest'r Unit'd target Ivan Rakitic hath suggest'd his future resteth at Sevilla. Rakitic doth continue to score goals, with thine goals perchance ratio amongst thy finest in all of La Liga. Thine equalis'r in a 1-1 at high-flying Atletico Madrid on Sunday dost taketh his tally f'r thine season to 11 goals in all competitions. "I liketh playing f'r Sevilla,” he quoteth in thy Spanish press. “Thou shall not step o’er the boundaries of thine contract. Thou remaineth happy hither at this club and also my family art too. " Hark! Ye olde ...
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