Rakitic Barcelona Critique of Sales Neymar
Although no longer a hot news, many are still questioning Barcelona’s decision to release Neymar. In fact, Barcelona midfielder, Ivan Rakitic is still confused with the motivation of his club about it.
Barcelona’s decision to release Neymar became the biggest surprise in the summer transfer market in 2017. Barcelona’s caliber club could not resist the temptation of bid 222 million euros (Rp 3.5 trillion) posted by Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
“For me personally, this is very difficult, not only because he is one of the greatest players but also because he is an amazing figure.He is very important for our dressing room.For me, he is one of the best people I know in football, “Rakitic told the BBC.
Neymar began his adventure with Barcelona since being digaet from Santos in the summer of 2013. Since arriving, he immediately showed an important contribution with the Barcelona squad.
Total he appeared in 186 matches. His contribution is to score 105 goals and create 80 assists. He helped Barcelona win two Spanish league titles, three Copa del Rey, two Spanish Super Cups, one Champions League, one European Super Cup, and one Club World Cup.
Sales to PSG also make it as the most expensive player in the world today. And the Brazilian player immediately proved its quality. Of the six games with PSG, has five goals and five assists he created.
“We have to respect Neymar’s decision to move in. If a team can afford it and he decides to leave Barcelona we must respect him and hope he is lucky,” Rakitic said.