Barcelona tipped to sell Ivan Rakitić amid Man United rumours

Rakitic to leave the Camp Nou this summer?

Barcelona are reportedly open to selling midfielder Ivan Rakitic, amid rumours that Manchester United could move to sign the Croatian.

Rakitic has been at Barcelona since 2014, when he signed from Sevilla.

Since then, Rakitic has amassed 268 appearances for the Catalan giants, scoring 34 goals and assisting 37.

He didn’t have the worst campaign last season, either, scoring five goals and assisting 10.

However, the Croatian has been linked with a move away this summer.

It was recently reported that Manchester United were looking to sign Rakitic. 

The Croatian could be seen as a replacement for Ander Herrera, who is set to join Paris Saint-Germain this summer. 

Juan Mata could also leave Old Trafford, with his contract set to expire.

Now, it has been suggested that Ernesto Valverde is willing to sell Rakitic, should Barcelona receive a suitable offer for the midfielder.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Ivan Rakitic of Barcelona scores his team’s second goal during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on October 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Barcelona ready to listen to offers

That suggestion comes from Esports SER presenter Sique Rodriguez. 

While we don’t know much about his track record in terms of transfers, Rodriguez’s information supposedly reveals that Valverde would let Rakitic go if Barcelona receive a ‘good offer’.

The tweet goes on to explain that Barcelona have had meetings over the past few days to establish which players they could let leave this summer, with Rakitic being one of them.

However, no offer has yet been received, and no club has convinced Rakitic over a Camp Nou departure.

Man United & Juventus rival Tottenham for Tanguy Ndombele – Telefoot

Ivan Rakitic isn’t the only midfielder that Man United are being linked with.

That’s because it has been reported this week that the Red Devils will rival Tottenham and Juventus for Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.

Click here to find out more about Man United’s interest in the Frenchman.