Manchester United have been handed a major boost in their chase for Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic after the midfielder revealed he is contemplating leaving the Catalans. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen on adding some creativity in the midfield and eyed a move for the Croat, failing to sign him eventually.
Rakitic, meanwhile, has reiterated his desire to stay at the club but said he can’t do so if he isn’t given enough time.
“I don’t know what will come now. It’s tough because I want to play and not just be part of the team. I will do everything possible to change my situation,” Rakitic recently said.
“I have two years left on my deal and there’s no better place to play than Barcelona, the best club in the world, but I need to play and not just enjoy walks around the city and the beach.”
“I want to thank the fans for the affection they showed me this weekend, but if nothing changed, we will have to sit down and talk about my situation again.”
With Paul Pogba’s future at Old Trafford uncertain, Rakitic could be a good makeshift for the Frenchman who is touted to leave next summer.