Rakitic, tied by Sevilla

The Seville club and Barcelona agree on the transfer of the Croatian for about eight million euros. He will sign for three seasons on his return to Nervión.


Sevilla is very close to officializing the return of Ivan Rakitic. The interest of the Seville team in the Croatian footballer has found a favorable context in recent weeks by not counting the footballer for Ronald Koeman in the next Barça project, so both clubs sought an understanding and this comes through a transfer of approximately eight million euros. The transfer can be announced in the next few hours since the negotiation with the player was already on the table beforehand. Despite everything, the Croatian was one more in the return of the Barcelona squad and the appropriate tests were carried out yesterday.

Rakitic played 149 games for Sevilla before leaving for Barcelona in 2014. The footballer himself had shown his interest in returning to the city of Seville and continuing his career in the Nervionense team, something that had collided months ago with his contract, which expires in 2021. There were several teams willing to offer a transfer to Barça, although the player's desire stopped any possible exit. Now, with Barcelona plunged into a new scenario and with Koeman manufacturing the new project, Sevilla's wish will come true to have the Croatian again in their ranks, who will be Monchi's third signing for the new campaign after Suso and Óscar Rodríguez. The parties seemed condemned to understand each other.

Sevilla hopes that all the details can be resolved soon and thus announce the return of one of the soccer players most loved by the fans. His return coincides with the departure of Ever Banega, who made a difference in Sevilla's midfield in recent seasons. The player will sign for three seasons, although his contract could condition some of them to the performance he delivers on the pitch. Lopetegui will thus find more weapons to face the return of the competition on September 24 with the dispute of the European Super Cup.

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