Barca Closes In On Sevilla’s Rakitic

FC Barcelona look to have succeeded in a plot to beat La Liga rivals Real Madrid and champions Atletico Madrid to the services of Sevilla’s Ivan Rakitic, according to reports from Spain.

Barcelona have reportedly agreed a €20m (£16m) deal to sign Rakitic from Sevilla.

The Croatian midfielder, who scored a total of 15 goals in 52 appearances, as well as posting 17 assist, played a vital role as the Andalucians finished fifth in the league and claimed the Europa Cup with victory over Benfica.

Ivan Rakitic Set to Join Barcelona from Sevilla.
Ivan Rakitic Set to Join Barcelona from Sevilla.

The 26-year-old’s father had admitted earlier this week that Real, Barca and Atletico have all entered the race for the former Schalke player, while adding: “We’ll decide after the World Cup.”

Luis Enrique’s men are now in poll position to sign Rakitic, and are believed to have agreed a deal ahead of next week’s World Cup.


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