The Croatian midfielder was reportedly offered a chance to join PSG last summer as part of a deal that would result in Neymar returning to Spain.
Rakitic seeks clarity over his future
Ivan Rakitic seeks clarity over his future at Barcelona amid ongoing rumors linking him to the summer move. The Croatian midfielder was reportedly offered a chance to join PSG last summer as part of a deal that would result in Neymar returning to Spain. Rakitic is said to be a potential aim for Italian sides Inter and Juventus. The contract for the 32-year-old at Camp Nou expires in 2021. So he has lost his regular place in the first team this season. Starting just 10 of LaLiga’s 21 games in which he excelled. Although he would wish to stay with Barca for at least another year, he says that he is open to other suggestions and hopes that everything will become apparent shortly.
Ivan is always open to discussions
“I’m not mad at anyone, I still have wonderful relations with everyone at the club, and I’m incredibly grateful for the time I’ve been at Barça,” he told reporters. Just after an extended stay here, people openly talk with me about everything. “I want simplicity in which direction it is going. Now I feel that we want to go the general way. Ivan said that he has no problems with the reality that there have been many captions around his name in recent years. I am always open to conversations with those in charge and prefer that third parties talk about it. I am still pleased at Barça. My wife also feels very homely in Barcelona. Rakitic added: “I don’t want to look too far ahead.”
“People at the club know that Barca is the ideal club for me. I always sign a deal to fulfill it. I still want this and want to feel fit in the club. With the development of the coronavirus crisis, much will be new for us, players, and Spanish clubs. It would help if you talked, but the idea is that I want to stay at the club longer. “My head and heart are bright at Barca”. Asked if he wishes to see the rest of his career at Barcelona or return to the Bundesliga, the ex-Schalke star said: Now I want to enjoy the moment after a hard time with the Covid-19 pandemic. Those who know me know how crazy I am about football.”