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Ivan Rakitic says he’s planning to be at Barcelona next season

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The midfielder has spoken about his future

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Ivan Rakitic has been talking about his future at Barcelona once again and his reiterated his desire to stay at the Camp Nou.

The midfielder is one of several players Barcelona are thought to be looking to offload in the summer transfer window and a return to Sevilla has been rumored.

However, Rakitic has insisted he wants to stay at the Camp Nou and see out his contract that expires at the end of next season.

“I don’t want to look too far ahead. The people in the club know that Barca is the perfect club for me. I always signed a contract to fulfill it. I still want that. And I want to feel needed in the club.

“That is the plan [to stay at Barcelona]. With Corona, a lot will be new for us players and for the Spanish clubs. If something bothers you, you have to talk. But the idea is that I want to stay here longer. My head and heart are clear at Barca.”

Source | Sport1

It’s not clear yet what will happen to Rakitic this summer. Barca reportedly want €20 million for the 32-year-old, but it remains to be seen if any clubs will meet their asking price.