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Rumors: Rakitić or Vidal, Todibo out, Lacroix in

Pick one midfielder to keep, and a change of plans in defense

SOCCER: SEP 28 La Liga - FC Barcelona at Getafe CF Photo by Carlos Sanchez Martinez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Ivan Rakitić or Arturo Vidal?

The rumor is that one or the other will be leaving this winter transfer window. Barcelona thinks they have enough midfielders as it is, and the two have become the subject of interest for a few clubs. However, the latest information seems to point to Vidal leaving. This is because Juventus, who was interested in the Croatian, seems to have pulled out due to his relatively high cost. Meanwhile, Inter Milan are making a push for the Chilean. In addition, Rakitić started two important games last week - against Borussia Dortmund and Atlético Madrid. Meanwhile, Vidal has complained about his lack of playing time lately.

Jean-Clair Todibo on his way out?

FC Barcelona are looking for an exit for the young defender this winter, it is said. They have reportedly spoken with teams in Germany, England, and France who might be interested in Todibo. Apparently, the young Frenchman has not convinced neither the club nor Ernesto Valverde. However, it is said that Barça are interested either only on a loan or a sale with a buyback clause, because they think there’s a chance he will improve massively as time goes on.

Lenny Lacroix on his way in?

Barcelona B defender Ronald Araújo is said to be Todibo’s replacement as fourth centerback, but it’s also notable that Barça are apparently looking at a new centerback prospect as well. We are talking about Lenny Lacroix, a sixteen-year-old defender for FC Metz. He is a part of France’s U17 team and Barcelona reportedly see him as one for the future. He would be signed for the B team.

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