Atletico Madrid have identified Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic as one of their main targets for the summer transfer window and have already informed the Croatian of their interest through intermediaries.

On February 20, 2020, two days after Los Rojiblancos’ 1-0 win against Liverpool, Rakitic met with some representatives from Atletico.

The will of the player will be decisive in his next destination, with it seeming clearer by the day that he will not be at Barcelona next season, and Atletico hope to be at the front of the queue after making initial contact with the 31-year-old towards the end of 2019.

The first priority for Rakitic, and here lies Los Colchoneros’ greatest asset, is that he wants to continue playing his football in Spain. Continue reading

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