Manchester United are set to explore their chances of signing Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic next year after the player’s decision to leave Camp Nou in search of regular game time.
The Croatian midfielder has started just one La Liga match this season but he is surplus to requirements and the Catalans have placed just £35m price tag on his services.
Surprisingly, Manchester United fans are not excited about the latest developments as they claimed the Croatian isn’t the answer to the goalscoring problem facing the club.
They believed the 31-year-old’s experience and current form won’t help the Red Devils return to glory days. Here are some of their comments on social media:
One fan said: ““£40m for an aging midfielder. He can sit next to Matic,”
Another fans funnily wrote on his Reddit account: “How to replace Matic? Buy another Matic. Woodward masterclass”
One of the fans said the midfielder is too slow for United’s playing style. He wrote: “He is too slow for the Premier League. Croat speaking here,”
Another fan wants the player on a year deal as he won’t be actively involved in many matches played by the club. He wrote: “I mean he’s gonna be deadwood in a year or so… But we so desperately need someone I’m not sure…”