Barcelona midfielder could be on his way out from Camp Nou this summer according to his agent Miquel Sors. This has put clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool on high alert as they look to seek the services of one of the elite midfielders in entire Europe.
The competition for midfield has really intensified with the arrival of Andre Gomes from Valencia and reports suggest that Rakitic is apparently unhappy with his situation at the Catalan club.
The 28-year old’s agent has tweeted, “Cero que es hora de irse…” on Friday, which translates as “I think it is time to go” just hours before the official announcement of Andre Gomes’ transfer.
Barcelona’s midfield has now been further intensified with the new signings Gomes, Denis Suarez alongside the other midfielders Rakitic, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Arda Turan, Rafinha, Sergi Samper and Sergi Roberto. This means that there will be only three places up for grabs for the nine midfielders behind the attacking trio of Messi, Neymar, and Suarez.
Rakitic is an influential midfielder since his move to Camp Nou as he helped Barcelona achieve a treble and a double during his two years. He is one of the best midfielders in their roster despite the competition.
However, reports suggest that the player is unhappy as he is not being offered an improved new deal despite his stellar performances for the Catalan club. This has played into the hands of Premier League clubs as they are looking to sign for yet another star player this summer.