Croatian midfielder poses with Barca shirt.Barcelona’s new signing Ivan Rakitic will take the number 4 shirt last worn by Chelsea new-boy Cesc Fabregas at the Nou Camp, as revealed via the club’s Instagram page.
The Croatian playmaker was one of the best attacking midfield players in Europe last season, guiding his former club Sevilla to victory in the Europa League final before being snapped up by Barca.
The 26-year-old has clearly been brought in with the intention of being a direct replacement for Fabregas, who was a surprise departure from the Catalan giants’ squad this summer as he made the move to Stamford Bridge.
Rakitic certainly looks like a player with the potential to become a key performer for Luis Enrique’s new-look side in the near future.
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