Spurs fans on Twitter have been discussing Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic as a potential signing.
Twitter user Lilywhite Rose suggested that the Croatian could be an ideal signing for the North London club in the next transfer window, which has attracted a lot of Spurs fans in the replies offering their suggestions on the Barcelona man. The 32-year-old has struggled in his performances in La Liga so far this season; averaging a disappointing 6.44 rating in his 21 appearances.
Since signing from Sevilla in 2014, the midfielder has made 299 appearances for the Catalan club; contributing 34 goals and 41 assists. One of those goals was an impressive effort in the 4-2 win against Spurs at Wembley back in 2018, although he is yet to find the net so far this season.
Would Rakitic be a good signing for Spurs?
A sample of tweets from Spurs fans discussing a potential move for Rakitic can be seen in the tweets below.
Ideal Christian Eriksen successor
— Nemanja (@Nemanja99640020) April 14, 2020
I fancied him last summer. Would be a good signing.
— The Spurs Compendium (@SpursCompendium) April 14, 2020
Yeah he’ll be good for a season maybe 2
— (@axxxxop) April 14, 2020
Would be a very shrewd buy. Experience both club and country, good paser of the ball and would suit a holding role.
— Kris Morgan-Jones (@kmoggy73) April 14, 2020
Winks Will Learn more from him
— ??o? Aye?su ?SSAH (@ekow_ayensu) April 14, 2020
he was a very handy player.he would need to be a free agent and low wages to have any chance of coming to us.dont think he would be interested in those conditions.
— williams (@simonyetmonyet) April 14, 2020
These Spurs fans seem to agree that Rakitic could be a shrewd buy if they could convince him to make the move to the Premier League this summer.
What do we think?
Rakitic is out of contract next summer and his poor performances this season suggest that Barcelona may be keen to cash in on the £18 million rated man this summer. However, Spurs already have the likes of Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Gedson Fernandes as midfield options, so you could argue that they aren’t in need of another central-midfielder.