Sevilla’s Ivan Rakitic might not be the first name on the list when you ask someone to name the best midfielder in La Liga but he has enjoyed a fantastic individual season with the Spanish club.
According to Whoscored.com, Rakitic is the fourth best player in La Liga this season overall and the best central midfielder, ahead of the likes of Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas and Atletico Madrid’s Koke.
He is also highest scoring central midfielder in La Liga this season with 12 goals and only Koke and Cesc Fabregas have more assists than him from central midfield.
As well as that, only Bale and Ronaldo have won man of the match more times than him this season which is quite an achievement.
Previously, Rakitic has publicly voiced his frustration about his situation in Spain and his brother and agent welcomed potential interest from Manchester United, saying it was an honour to be linked with such a club, so the links are already there.
Manchester United are going to be in the market for a midfielder this summer and although Rakitic might not be the blockbuster signing many would want, he’s certainly got the quality to improve our midfield.
Although, Sevilla’s sporting director is confident Rakitic will soon sign a new contract to keep him at the club.
“The deal is almost done and I’m not worried about interest from Atletico or Madrid,” he said.
“Rakitic wants to spend many years at Sevilla.”
United tried and failed last year in the pursuit of multiple midfielders but Rakitic would be available for the right price and has proven himself against some of the best midfielders in the world already, so he’d certainly be a good signing if we were to make a move for him.
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