Rakitic happy to stay at Barcelona

Ivan Rakitic says he’s happy at Barcelona despite recent speculation over his future at the Catalan club.

The 32-year-old has a transfer value of about €20 million and speculation persists about his future at the club. Most recently, he’s being linked to a move to Juventus as part of a swap deal involving Miralem Pjanic (per Goal).

However, Rakitic continues to prepare with the squad as normal and reveals he has become used to transfer speculation.

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“I have become used to my name coming out, it is not new,” the Croatian international told Spanish outlet COPE as translated by Goal.

The recent speculation over his future isn’t the first of its kind. However, Rakitic remains focused on the task at hand despite it.

“It is not only in recent times, I have been in the same situation for two or three years,”

“Nothing changes for me. I really want to prepare for the return. A few games remain and for that, I want to be at the highest level.”

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Rakitic would welcome a chat with the higher-ups at Barcelona regarding his future but is content with his current situation.

“It would be nice to be in touch. I had it with Abidal, but it was more to talk about going back to work. I don’t have any negative thoughts.”

“You can always talk to me. I am happy to go back to training and to wear the Barca shirt again.”

“The rest will be seen. When I sign a contract it is with the idea of fulfilling it.”

The Croatian international’s contract with Barcelona expires summer next year.

Rakitic seems content with where he is but this summer might well see him move away from the Catalan giants.

 

 

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