Neymar on the horizon? Valverde leaves the door open for Rakitic exit
- Ernesto reminds that there are 3 more days of transfer market work ahead.
- However, Valverde still wants to rely on the Croatian.
- Rakitic is presumed to be part of a swap deal for Neymar.
"We hope to count on him, there are still three days in the transfer window left, we will see what happens," told Ernesto.
The Croatian is reportedly prepared to join Paris Saint-Germain on a permanent deal. The transfer will help Barca lower the price for Neymar as the Catalans will supposedly pay no more than €130m for the Brazilian's return. However, it's still unknown whether PSG will push Barca to include another player in the deal. Earlier, as they've done so, the candidatures of Ousmane Dembele, Jean-Clair Todibo and Arthur Melo were circulating.
What concerns Rakitic, earlier news stated that Ernesto Valverde is completely against the player's move this summer due to his first-team preferences. However, the coach was brave enough to bench his favourite in the clash against Real Betis last Sunday.
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