Barcelona will reportedly part ways with Manchester United target Ivan Rakitic in the summer, should a fee of around £43 million be received in the Croatian’s name.
Ivan Rakitic, 31, has been, and remains a regular starter at the Camp Nou since his £16.20 million move from Sevilla in 2014.
However, the Croatian’s place in the team is threatened by Barça’s new midfield signing Frenkie De Jong, who is expected to join up with his new teammates at the end of the season, hence speculations the world cup star could quit the Camp Nou in the summer.
At 31, Rakitic still won’t come cheap, and Barcelona would only entertain offers of around £43m for the midfielder who is tied to the club until 2021.
The Champions League & Europa League winner, has featured in 257 matches for Barcelona, scoring 34 goals ( 5 in the season) and providing 36 assists ( 9 in the season).
Ivan Rakitic, is a target for Premier League side Manchester United. However, the red devils could face stern tests from Inter Milan and Paris Saint Germain who are also interested in United’s midfielder Ander Herrera.