Ivan Rakitic, new player for Sevilla FC. After six seasons wearing the Blaugrana shirt, the Croatian returns to Sevilla, the team that catapulted him as a soccer star. Sevilla and Barça have reached an agreement for the transfer of the midfielder for 1.5 million fixed plus 9 variables. Rakitic has signed for two seasons, with the option of two more depending on his performance.
Sevilla, current champions of the Europa League, is reinforcing its squad after the departure of Éver Banega who has signed with Al-Shabab Club of the Saudi Professional League. The arrival of Ratikic strengthens the center of the field in the rojiblanco team. In addition, the Seville club announced a few days ago the incorporation of ex-Madridista, Óscar Rodríguez.
Contract until 2022
Rakitic, new player for Sevilla FC until June 2022. He left the club after Sevilla won their third Europa League in Turin. In 2014, Barcelona paid 18 million euros for the Croatian. Six years later, both clubs have reached an agreement for a fixed 1.5 million euros and nine more in variables, which will depend on the achievements of the Andalusian team.
The Croatian will be presented, for the second time in his professional career, as a Sevilla player in the coming days. Rakitic is expected to make his official debut dressed in the Sevilla jersey on September 23 in Budapest. Lopetegui’s team has the first great challenge of the season, to be proclaimed the best team in Europe. Bayern Munich, current Champions of the Champions, and Sevilla, current Champions of the Europa League, will play the European Super Cup.
As a Barça player, Rakitic has won 13 titles, the 2015 Champions League, four Leagues, four Cups, a European Super Cup, two Spanish Super Cups and a Club World Cup. At the international level, he has played 130 games as a player for the Croatian national team.
Operation exit at Barça
After the defeat by two goals to eight against Bayern Munich, Barcelona is experiencing a real revolution within the club. The first decision was the dismissal of coach Quique Setién and the arrival of Koeman as Barça’s new coach. The Dutchman seeks to revitalize a bench with the departure of some players, among whom is the Croatian Ratikic. Luis Suárez or Arturo Vidal are also expected to leave the club.
Without a doubt, the great football news of the summer is the final goodbye of Leo Messi. The best player in Blaugrana history is looking for his own way out. It is still unknown in which team he will play next season, but it is believed that the future of the Argentine star is between Manchester City of Guardiola or PSG of Di María and Neymar.