Barcelona make Ivan Rakitic available for €20m

Barcelona are ready to sell midfielder Ivan Rakitic for €20 million this summer, with the Croatian keen to stay in Spain.

Rakitic is under contract until 2021 at Camp Nou and Barca will look to cash in on a player who is no longer a guaranteed first choice for the Blaugrana.

One possibility could be a return to former club Sevilla, where Rakitic spent three-and-a-half seasons before moving to Barca in 2014.

Sevilla are interested and would be prepared to offer Rakitic a four-year contract to finish his career in Andalusia, but are understood to be unwilling to meet Barca’s valuation.

Atletico Madrid are also weighing up a move for Rakitic and the Rojiblancos should be able to meet Barca’s €20m valuation this summer, although their transfer spending may depend on the financial effects of the coronavirus shutdown and qualification for the Champions League.

Samuel Louis

Samuel Louis

Samuel Louis is a young Haitian student that loves to write and learn. He’s passionate about people and culture and finds comfort in knowledge. As a writer for Haitian Times, he looks forward to opening his horizons about journalism, while doing what he loves.
Samuel Louis
Apr. 03, 2020

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