Rakitic: I want to stay at Barcelona

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has once again reiterated on his statement that he wants to stay at the club. There have been several reports linking the Croat to a move out of Camp Nou. Recent reports linked him to a move to Inter Milan. Before that, there were reports linking the midfielder to a move to Chelsea.

However, Rakitic has confirmed that he is willing to stay at Barcelona. The 30-year old said after Barcelona’s 4-2 win against his former club Sevilla, “I have three more years on my contract, I want to stay here.  I’m full of pride that big clubs ask for me, if they do. I only see myself at Barcelona, it makes me laugh a little when I have my morning coffee.”

Ivan Rakitic has been an important player for Barcelona ever since he joined the club from Sevilla in 2014. This season, he has been in fine form for the Blaugrana, scoring 4 goals and providing 7 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions so far. He provided the assist for Lionel Messi’s first of three goals in yesterday’s match at Seville. Rakitic will hope to produce another good performance on Wednesday when Barca play Real Madrid in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal.

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