Negotiations between the Andalusian club and Barcelona have accelerated in recent hours, and Ronald Koeman made it clear to Rakitic that he was not in his plans.
Ivan Rakitic doesn’t want to leave the club
Barcelona continues to work on their summer rebuild despite the apparent elephant in the room. Ivan Rakitić may be one of the first to leave with the Croatian just a step away from rejoining Sevilla. Negotiations between the Andalusian club and Barcelona have accelerated in recent hours. So Ronald Koeman made it clear to Rakitic that he was not in his plans. The player is undergoing the necessary medical tests in Barcelona, ahead of his imminent transfer. Monchi completed his third signing of the windows after Suso, and Oscar Rodriguez arrived on standing deals, with Rakitic taking over the outgoing Ever Banega. It has always been clear to Rakitic that he does not want to leave Barcelona. Although recent months have somewhat changed this position.
A departure from Spain itself, however, was always impossible with his family settled and comfortable. So it looked like it would be a direct battle between Sevilla and Atletico Madrid. The latter never showed up, and now Rakitic will return to what he considers home. Where he enjoyed some of his best football moments. The deal will be officially close in the coming hours. He is expected to lead Julen Lopetegui’s name. Signing a three-season contract with the last of them between his performances and number of appearances.