Juventus Claim They Don’t Want Ivan Rakitic as Barcelona Midfielder Hints at Exit

​Juventus chief Fabio Paratici has claimed that his side are not interested in Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic, with the midfielder also revealing that he may look for a move away from the club.

The Croatian has been with Barça for five and half years, but has fallen out of favour as he struggles to get into a competitive midfield including Frenkie De Jong among.

Ivan Rakitic

The 31-year-old has been a divisive figure among fans of the La Liga champions, but ​Juve‘s Paratici has now revealed that they won’t be one of the sides who fights it out for his signature.

Via ​ESPN, he said: “We have a great team and are not looking for reinforcement right now. We are strong in every position. ​Rakitic is a great player but we are not interested.”

These quotes came just days before Rakitic himself said he may be interested in a move away from the club as he goes in search of regular game time.

Ivan Rakitic

“I do not understand the situation because I want to play. If I can play, there is no better place than Barça,” he said as quoted by ​Marca. “I want to enjoy every day and if it can be here, much better.

“I said that the ball had been taken from me to imply how much I like football. What I want to do is enjoy, doing my best because I still have a lot to give.

“I have the confidence of my teammates and if the coach puts me in, I understand that it will also be like that.”


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