The debate on the future of Rakitic is installed in both Barcelona and Seville. In Barcelona, due to Barça’s desire to get a financial return from a footballer who has little more than a year left on his contract and who seems determined to return to a Sevilla that, far from it, will be one of the suitors who pay the most for him. In the Andalusian capital, meanwhile, there is debate about the suitability or not of making a high bet for a 32-year-old footballer. And if that were not enough, in Nervión there is also an evident fact: while the players who pack their bags towards the Camp Nou usually succeed, those who take the opposite path are synonymous with disappointment.There is no doubt that Barcelona has filled Seville’s coffers by signing players like Daniel Alves, Keita or Rakitic himself, in addition to others like Adriano or Lenglet one step below. But these high investments gave a spectacular return with the Barça shirt. By cons, whenever Sevilla has gone for a culé player, his performance in Nervión, for some reasons or others, has not been at the level of expectations. Munir’s case is the most recent example. Arrived as a star signing of the 2019 winter market, at no time has he made a place for himself in the Lopetegui team, being currently the player least used in the last ten games by the Basque coach. But the most distant example of the present century was also very disappointing. It was the case of Javier Saviola, whose transfer was celebrated in style but did not have the importance expected of him in a team that achieved its first European title in the only year that the Argentine militated in its ranks, in the 2005-06 season.The list of disappointing transfers from Barcelona lengthens with the return of Aleix Vidal last season, the transfers of Deulofeu and Denis Suárez in the 2014-15 season or the signing of Martín CáceresAlthough the Uruguayan had to be a soldier in one of the most unstable Seville of this century. Rakitic, by quality and by predicament (he was captain in his last season in Nervión) has little to do with the aforementioned footballers. And possibly no one better than the Croat to break a disastrous statistic that, although out of the corner of its eye, in Sánchez Pizjuán is taken into account.