Barcelona 32-year-old Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic’s contract with the club expires on June 30, 2021. As you know, the Catalan Grand introduced Ronald Koeman as the new coach a few days ago.
According to the Spanish media, the Dutch specialist is planning a severe clean-up at the club. So, he has already named several players who are not in his plans. As it turns out, Koeman is going to sell Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal, and Samuel Umtiti, although this list may grow.
As FOOTBALL-ESPANA reports, Barcelona and Sevilla are negotiating the transfer of Rakitic. The transfer value of the Croatian player is estimated at around 15 million.
The winner of the Europa League is going to get the former player back. It seems that Lopetegui wants to strengthen the midfield. Rakitic said a few months ago that he would gladly return to the Sevilla club if he had to leave Barcelona. And now he is very close to all this.
Recall that Ivan Rakitic was bought by “Blaugrana” from Seville in 2014 for 18 million. Since then, the Croatian has become one of the Catalan club leaders, but like other stars, his time at Barça is coming to an end.
Here, according to Transfermarkt, the maximum value of Rakitic in October 2018 was 70 million.