‘I have never closed the doors to a big change’: Ivan Rakitic sharpens Manchester United and Tottenham after admitting he is ready to leave Barcelona this summer
- Ivan Rakitic is one of the stars Barcelona could cash in this summer
- The midfielder insists that he is open to leave the club and make a ‘big change’
- Manchester United and Tottenham are among the clubs interested in him
- Rakitic has also hinted that he might one day return to his former club, Sevilla
Ivan Rakitic has revealed his readiness to leave Barcelona and make a ‘big change’ this summer after falling out of favor at the Nou Camp.
The midfielder’s contract expires at the end of next season and Barca is reportedly ready to cash in on him to avoid losing him for nothing next year.
Rakitic has caught the attention of a number of clubs, including Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Villarreal, Juventus and Sevilla, but he also has admirers in England.
Ivan Rakitic, the midfielder of Barcelona, has admitted he can make a ‘big change’ this summer
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Premier League giants Manchester United and Tottenham are said to rave about the 32-year-old, who has won thirteen trophies since arriving in Barcelona in 2014.
Despite his success, Rakitic has now admitted that he was able to leave the club after not sure where he fit their plans.
“When parties sign a contract, it’s about fulfilling it,” Rakitic told Spanish radio stations on Monday evening. ‘Also with the idea that I want to play, but I’m calm about that.
“I would have liked someone at the club to come out at some point to say that Rakitic would stay to end the rumors.
Rakitic, pictured in action against Real Madrid, has sparked interest from all over Europe
‘[President Josep Maria] Bartomeu didn’t tell me. Maybe he’ll listen to us today and tomorrow he’ll call me.
“I’ve never closed the doors to a major change (in my career).”
Rakitic also hinted that a return to his former club, Sevilla, could be an option after he was pressed on his plans for the future.
“My family’s future?” he added. “Sooner or later we will almost certainly live in Seville.”