Sevilla's Monchi: Bringing Rakitic back right now is very difficult

Monchi would love to re-sign the Croatian but admits it would be tough to pull off

Ivan Rakitic se sinceró en una extensa entrevista en  Universo Valdano, de Movistar+ | Movistar+

Sevilla sporting director Monchi was very clear when interviewed by Canal Sur Radio on his club's plans for the January transfer window. 

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The Rojiblancos are going well under new coach Julen Lopetegui and Sunday's win at Real Valladolid left them third in the table behind Barcelona and Real Madrid. 

"No one can guarantee you that if you invest more, you win more," he warned, before explaining that "there are seven games left before the market opens and, with the coach, we will evaluate the options and take decisions." 

One of the players linked with Sevilla is former player Ivan Rakitic. The Croatian midfielder is not playing regularly under Ernesto Valverde and could leave the club in January. 

"I don't know about in the years to come, but right now that is very difficult," Monchi added when asked about bringing Rakitic back to Nervion. 

"He has a contract with Barcelona and is in Barcelona. He has not lost his affection for our club but as of today it is unlikely." 

Monchi also admitted that, despite good results, Sevilla are falling short in attack: "I would like the strikers to score more goals, but there's a long way to go and I am sure they will score a lot more." 

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