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Rakitic set to face Sevilla in Copa Del Rey final after broken finger surgery
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Rakitic set to face Sevilla in Copa Del Rey final after broken finger surgery

  Barcelona midfielder and Croatia international Ivan Rakitic has been issued a medical discharge after undergoing surgery on a broken finger and is set to return to action for the Catalan outfit in the Copa Del Rey final against Sevilla. Rakitic suffered a fractured metacarpal in the first finger of his left hand in Barcelona's shock 3 nil loss to Roma in the second leg of their UCL quarter-final encounter which led to their elimination from the competition. READ: Russia 2018 – VAR replays to be displayed on big screens Rakitic missed subsequent La Liga fixtures against Valencia and Celta Vigo as he underwent a procedure to fix the issue last Wednesday. However, the club confirmed on Thursday that the Croat had received a medical discharge and will possibly play a part in...
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Rakitic admits that Coutinho’s price is a bit high

Croatia International Ivan Rakitic has admitted that Barcelona paid a high price to acquire the signature od Philippe Coutinho, but hopes that the Brazilian can help Barcelona to secure the La Liga title. According to reports, Coutinho cost Barcelona 160 million euros, which has made him attain the status of the 3rdmost expensive player of all time behind Kylian Mbappe whose final move to PSG on a permanent deal will cost 180 million euros and fellow Brazilian Neymar However, Rakitic who will now face stiffer competition for midfield places in Barcelona's starting line up admitted that the fee for Coutinho is a sign of the times. "My opinion doesn't matter, but the price has gone a bit high, that's what the market dictates," according to quotes from Marca "Every great player is...