TURIN – At Juventus the exchange of transfers with FC Barcelona between Federico Bernardeschi and Ivan Rakitic is back in fashion. The managers of the two teams worked extensively on this exchange last summer but in the end did not go to the port because Barcelona was not willing to exchange the two players on equal terms, they wanted a rich economic adjustment.
This time, the two players could be exchanged on equal terms because Rakitic has a higher salary, the result of a better curriculum, but he is also six years older, a detail that cannot be ignored.
Federico Bernardeschi is 25 years old and is linked to Juventus by a contract until 2022 with a salary of four million euros per season. The evaluation of his tag is about forty million euros.
Ivan Rakitic is 31 years old and is tied to Barcelona by a contract until 2021 with a salary of 7.8 million euros per season. The evaluation of his tag is around 25 million euros.
Bernardeschi's departure in this transfer window seemed likely but in the last match of the Italian Cup, Sarri deployed him in an unprecedented role of midfielder and the former Fiorentina footballer did very well. In this new role, he could carve out the space he had not found so far.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano