Ivan Rakitic and Barcelona have been on the ropes for some time. A new contract is still to be offered and Rakitic is someone who’s been linked with a Camp Nou exit for the last year. A move to PSG, Inter Milan, and now Manchester United, according to Sport, have been on the forefront of the rumor mill.
Barcelona have used and enjoyed great success with Rakitic in the midfield. The Croatian has been a model of consistency and effort since he arrived. His appeal to Barcelona in the short term needs no justification. However, for the long-term success of the club, rejuvenating the midfield has been a priority.
With United on the prowl for Rakitic it could revitalize the transfer market for him. Inter and even PSG could pop back in at the mere mention that Barcelona are considering selling the player. The longer this goes on the more likely it is that Rakitic just wants to stay at Barcelona, both camps have been relatively quiet and life seems happy.