Paris Saint-Germain poised to land Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic

There has been numerous midfielders linked with Paris Saint-Germain in past few months.

According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish media, Paris Saint-Germain are poised to land Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.

The Croatia international joined Barcelona from Sevilla for a fee in the region of 18 million euros in July 2014. His contract expires in the summer of 2021.

Rakitic made 216 appearances across all competitions for Barcelona, scoring 29 goals and supplying 27 assists in return.

The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Croatia.


Ivan Rakitic
Ivan Rakitic


His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Paris Saint-Germain.

Thomas Tuchel is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.

Ivan Rakitic has the talent to play many roles in midfield.

According to Football Espana (via El Mundo Deportivo) , “Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is high on the radar of French champions Paris Saint-Germain. The Catalan-based media outlet states the Croatian’s impressive World Cup elevated him onto the French club’s radar and they see his €125m release clause as affordable. Earlier this month, the same newspaper reported both PSG and Monaco were interested in the former Sevilla midfielder and were weighing up offers. Rakitic was the most used player last season by Barca boss Ernesto Valverde and since his arrival at the club from Sevilla in June 2014 has been a fixture in the starting line-up.”


Signing the 30-year-old would be a masterstroke from Thomas Tuchel.

It will be interesting to see whether PSG will make their move during the summer transfer window.

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