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Ivan Rakitic confirms he’s staying at Barcelona after PSG rumors

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The midfielder decided against a switch

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Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic said he wants to stay at the Camp Nou after a week where he’s been heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

The Croatia international discussed his future after a tough win over Real Valladolid and said he had been thinking about his future.

“I am staying at Barcelona. There have been a few days of reflection. It’s a privilege to defend this badge,” he said.

“I hope I can keep doing so for many years. Nothing special convinced me to stay, this is the best club in the world.”

Source | ESPN

Ernesto Valverde had said in his pre-match press conference that he was determined to keep hold of Rakitic, and it’s good to hear the midfielder clear up the speculation over his future.