Tottenham are the closest to bring in Ivan Rakitic, 32, and the London club are ready to pay the £ 20m compensation Barcelona is seeking,.
Rakitic asserts that he is in his best years and that he can still play at the highest level. He has himself thus repeatedly emphasized that he wants to stay in Barca.
However, the Spanish media has been writing a lot about his possible departure at the end of the season in recent weeks, as the club reportedly wants to sell him.
In addition to Tottenham, Sevilla, Juventus and Atletico Madrid are also interested in Rakitic. Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho needs a midfielder of Rakitic’s qualities. The media says the Spurs’ offer is the best.
According to Spanish media, Sevilla are unable to pay € 20 million in damages, Atletico Madrid offer only a one-year contract, while in Juventus they consider it too much money for a player who is 32 years old.
Rakitic’s deal with Barcelona expires on June 30, 2021.