The membership talked about Rakitic arrives from Barcelona on a contract until 2024. The 32-year-old Croatian was one in all many players that incoming Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman talked about was not in his plans for the long term.
Rakitic had carried out three years with Sevilla sooner than changing into a member of Barcelona in 2014, the place he had carried out in nearly 200 matches. He left for Barcelona shortly after serving to Sevilla win the 2014 Europa League title.
Rakitic has 149 appearances with Sevilla, with 32 goals and 41 assists. He moreover has higher than 100 appearances with Croatia, serving to the crew attain the 2018 World Cup remaining.
Rakitic was a each day starter with Barcelona all through most of his time with the Catalan membership, nonetheless he hadn’t been taking half in as often since coach Quique Setién took over in January.
Having misplaced collaborating in time to Dutch midfielder Frenkie De Jong, who joined the membership remaining summer season, he would have confronted further rivals from new signing Miralem Pjanic.
Barcelona began restructuring its squad after the Eight-2 loss to Bayern Munich inside the Champions League quarterfinals.
Together with Rakitic, new coach Koeman talked about he moreover didn’t plan to utilize Luis Suárez, Arturo Vidal and Samuel Umtiti.
Sevilla obtained its sixth Europa League title this season. It accomplished fourth inside the Spanish league, securing a Champions League spot for subsequent season.
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