Transfer Rumours: Barcelona and Juventus negotiating a swap deal for Rakitic and Douglas Costa
Ivan Rakitic has been on the starting ramp since last summer. The Croatian midfielder was close to leaving in August for PSG when Barcelona could include him in a possible Neymar operation. This winter market the Italian option reappeared. Rakitic’s name was on the table again, according to Source. Barcelona and Juventus were negotiating a possible exchange of players, which finally did not happen either.
This coming summer Ivan Rakitic is one of the players that will be on the market. He did not count for Valverde and is not untouchable for Quique Setien. Without continuity in Barcelona, he could make his last big contract and Juventus would be willing to offer it to him.
In fact, in recent statements,
Ivan admitted that “of course I would like to play with Cristiano Ronaldo, he is also one of the best in history.”
The Barcelona player argued his answer beyond answering in the future because the Portuguese could be his partner next July if Rakitic finally signs for Juventus. “We appreciate watching him play and see what he is doing in Juventus right now.
Despite this, it is not ruled out that Ivan Rakitic signed a contract with Barcelona until 2021, he can return to Sevilla, the club where he played before signing for Barcelona. There he met his partner and the midfielder always values the position of his family. “You have to be happy, you have to think about your family and if I play for Barcelona I am happy”.
Monchi, Sevilla’s technical secretary, also thinks for Rakitic. In fact, a month ago he admitted in an advertising act that it would be a perfect magician profile for Sevilla.
Finally, Atletico Madrid has also joined the bid for Rakitic,.