Ivan Rakitic

Ivan Rakitic will go to the World Cup with Croatia as a Europa League winner. The Sevilla captain has had an outstanding season this past year and has rightly earned praised both inside and outside Spain. The midfielder has become a target for Liverpool and Real Madrid going into this summer, and it’s easy to see why. Rakitic’s attacking play is fantastic, able to initiate counterattacks from deep in midfield as well as round off moves in front of goal. Arsenal are in need of a defensive-minded midfielder, but Rakitic has at times played that role for Sevilla. One way or another, he’d offer a lot to Arsene Wenger’s team.


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