clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Ivan Rakitic having medical at Sevilla - report

The midfielder is set to return to his former club

FC Barcelona v SSC Napoli - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Ivan Rakitic is reportedly close to leaving Barcelona for Sevilla and is currently having a medical with his former side.

According to Marca, talks between the two sides “have accelerated” and the midfielder is now just a medical away from completing his move.

Rakitic will sign a three-year contract with Julen Lopetegui’s side, and the deal could even be made official today.

The 32-year-old was back at Barcelona for PCR testing on Sunday, but it seems like he won’t start pre-season with the club later today as he finalises his move.

Sevilla won’t pay a fee for Rakitic, who is in the final year of his contract, but the move does mean Barcelona can get one of their big earners off the wage bill.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Barca Blaugranes Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Barca news from Barca Blaugranes