Ivan Rakitic in his latest press conference has made it clear about future in FC Barcelona. Ivan Rakitic is keen to remain at Barcelona but admitted he is “open to anything” as he continues to be linked to a move away. Croatia international Rakitic has two years left on his contract at Camp Nou and has reportedly been offered to Paris Saint-Germain as a potential makeweight in a deal that would send Neymar back to Barca.
“My idea is very clear, I want to stay at Barca. (Transfer talk) is a situation I’m used to. It happened to me last year,” said Rakitic.
“I’ve spoken with the club and the coach and we have the same idea, for me to stay at Barca. We’re open to everything, as always, but my intention is to stay. I have two more years on my contract and I want to keep enjoying myself at Barca.”
Rakitic is not upset by rumours. “It doesn’t annoy me. I know that football works like this and it makes me proud because if other teams want me it’s because I’m doing things very well. I’m calm.”
Rakitic added: “I spoke with the president on various topics and now the club has other things to do before thinking about (my new contract). The president wants to create a good squad so that the fans can enjoy Barca.”
There has been continued speculation that the Croatian could be sold this summer, but he reiterated his desire to stay at the club and says he’s not bothered by transfer rumours. Rakitic’s name had been mentioned as a player who could possibly be used in a deal to bring Neymar back, but it seems the midfielder has no intention of leaving. Josep Maria Bartomeu is currently in the process of bringing fresh faces into Camp Nou, with Antoine Griezmann the marquee addition of the summer