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Atletico Madrid interested in Ivan Rakitic - report

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The midfielder could be on the move in January

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If you haven’t noticed, the Barcelona midfield is a bit crowded. Frenkie de Jong and Arturo Vidal are playing their best football of the season. Sergio is continuing to improve on form and fitness, and that means the rumored Ivan Rakitic transfer we’ve all had to listen too for the last 18 months is back again.

This time, according to reports, Rakitic might be headed to Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone has tried to snag Rakitic before. Once as Rakitic moved from Germany to Sevilla, and then again before he moved to Barcelona. He would slide nicely into Simeone’s midfield and certainly get more playing time then he is currently at Barcelona.

If the move works out, Barcelona want 35 million euros for the midfielder. But since it’s Atletico, maybe we could slap a few more million on there for payback. GRIEZMANNNNN!!!!!!